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How to Volunteer

Please consider volunteering for DDS today!

We need general dentists, specialists and labs willing to donate their skills and time, and the funding to make more treatments possible.

To volunteer or for information contact:

Linda Paul, Executive Director
505.298.7206 Ext. 200 or lpaul@nmdaf.org

Dentist Volunteer Information

  • A DDS Program Coordinator screens patients to determine that they qualify for the program and matches the patient with a volunteer dentist. The dentist examines the patient before deciding to provide treatment through DDS.
  • The volunteer dentist’s staff schedules appointments and advises the Program Coordinator when a specialist or laboratory is needed. The Coordinator arranges for any specialist or lab services.
  • Patients must arrive on time for appointments at the dentist’s office or risk being disqualified from the program.
  • When treatment is completed, the dentist reports the procedures performed and their value based on customary fees. No additional paperwork is required of the dentist or his or her staff. Some dentists continue seeing DDS patients at a discount or continue donating routine services, but that arrangement is between the volunteer and the patient and is entirely optional.
 

Laboratory Volunteer Information

  • Many DDS patients need dentures, crowns or bridges, which require fabrication by dental laboratories. The National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) endorses the DDS program and many labs volunteer to donate or discount these appliances.