Top 5 Reasons “Why I Dental”

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Dental Lifeline Network Volunteers From Across the Country Share Their ‘Why’

Oral health care is not always easily accessible to those facing health challenges or that have disabilities. Dental Lifeline Network’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program helps individuals who are unable to afford treatment receive the dental care they need.

Their new campaign “Why I Dental” encourages dentists to live their ‘Why’ and do good together through volunteering with Dental Lifeline Network. Dentists across the country have been sharing their reasons for why they volunteer and practice dentistry and here are the top reasons.

Top 5 Reasons “Why I Dental” 

1. Confidence and Self-Esteem. There is a profound effect that dental health has on individuals’ confidence and self-esteem. Empowering people to feel better about themselves and their appearance can open new doors in their lives. 

“I can restore confidence in my patients.” 

2. Provide Life Changing Care. It is easy to find fulfillment in addressing patients’ dental health issues. Helping individuals regain their self-assurance and improve their quality of life makes a lasting impact. 

“To increase the overall life expectancy and the quality of life for people.”

3. Access to Care. Providing access to dental care for those who cannot afford it is a driving force for many. They recognize the importance of ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to receive essential dental treatments and services.

“We need to provide access to care for those who can’t get access to care themselves.”

4. Transformation. Most individuals are driven by the transformative impact of their work. They witness firsthand how dental care can positively change people’s lives, from improving their oral health to enhancing their overall well-being.

“To transform lives through dentistry.” 

5. Community Impact. Many people believe in the power of dentistry to positively impact lives and contribute to overall health, and they enjoy giving back. It is rewarding to make a difference in their communities. 

“I have a heart for service to help patients in need.”

Dental Lifeline Network is a national nonprofit and strategic partner of the American Dental Association. More than 12,700 volunteer dentists and 3,200 laboratories participate in DLN’s Donated Dental Services programs nationwide.

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