The Metro Denver Dental Society strives to serve both its membership and the local community as well. Listed below are a number of charitable programs MDDS supports and volunteers are needed. We encourage members to get involved and give back to the communities in which they practice. If there is an organization, event or program you feel deserves our attention, or you would like to make an oral health supply donation please email email@example.com and the Community Outreach & Public Relations Committee will review it.
Serving more than 2 million people since 1980, 9Health Fair is Colorado’s largest volunteer-driven, non-profit health fair and education program. Its mission is to advance health awareness, providing people with the tools they need to take responsibility for their own health. 9Health Fairs offer affordable biometric and health screenings, including dental, to anyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, insured or uninsured. To learn more about volunteering at a 9Health Fair or to sign up, please click here.
The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) is a large-scale dental clinic that is held annually in a Colorado community. With 125 portable dental chairs, dental services are provided to adults, elderly, and children, who cannot afford dental care. An outpouring of nearly 200 volunteer dentists from across the state – along with hundreds of dental hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, and a myriad of lay volunteers and other health professionals – work in tandem with community groups and agencies to better the oral health of individuals who come to the clinic. 2018 COMOM – Greeley, CO – November 2 – 3, 2018
The Colorado Orthodontic Foundation (COF) is a non-profit organization in partnership with doctors to provide orthodontic treatment and education for families that cannot otherwise afford orthodontic health care. Formed in 2009, the Colorado Orthodontic Foundation assists underprivileged children in benefiting from orthodontic care both in private orthodontic offices and through volunteer clinic days. The COF would not be successful without the participation of our providing orthodontists. Each of our over 90 volunteer providers is as dedicated to serving the community as we are. All providers have generously donated their time and expertise to provide beautiful smiles to our deserving patients. Interested in becoming a volunteer orthodontist for the COF? Click HERE.
Dental Lifeline Network and the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program provides free comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable including those with disabilities, the elderly or medically fragile. Since its inception in 1985, DDS has provided care for over 100,000 individuals through a network of thousands of volunteers. Click HERE to learn more about the Donated Dental Services program and to become a volunteer.
Freedom Day USA is America’s largest military thank you event! Each year businesses say “Thank You” by providing free services or special offers to active military and their immediate family and to veterans who visit their business on event day. Click HERE for more information about Freedom Day.
The GKAS program is a national initiative by the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Foundation. Launched in 2003, the program has served more than 5 million children. On the first Friday of each February, approximately 10,000 dentists and 30,000 dental team members nation-wide volunteer their time and services to this worthy cause. More information about GKAS events can be found by visiting, www.ada.org.
Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND)’s mission is to increase the health and happiness of Colorado’s children in need by eliminating dental disease through treatment and education.
Founded by a group of Colorado Dentists in 1912, KIND provides dental care to uninsured children at a 75% discount, as well as, to children with Medicaid and CHP. KIND serves children through a mobile hygiene/sealant program which travels to over 99 elementary schools in the Denver Metro area, and operates out of four full service dental centers in Denver and Colorado Springs. Want to get more involved with KIND? Click here to learn how.
The Metro Denver Dental Society is a not-for-profit component society of the American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association.