The Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (MFDH) was incorporated in 1988, and in 1989 activated the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program. The DDS program was initiated by dentists who were willing to provide pro bono dental care for Maryland residents who are mentally and /or physically disabled. The applicants cannot afford treatment and do not qualify for other assistance programs. Volunteer dentists throughout the state donate their services and dental laboratories participate by discounting their rates.
DDS patients have slipped through the cracks of Medicaid and Medicare programs with nowhere else to turn.
Participation is made easy. Dentists and labs take care of the patients, DDS does all the other work; no red tape or headaches. The DDS program coordinator is the link between needy patients and volunteer dentists. The coordinator brings these two groups of people together and provides support, ensuring that the interaction is rewarding for both parties. A DDS coordinator will answer any and all questions, assisting the patient, the lab and the dentist with anything and everything. The goal of DDS is to return patients to good oral health.
Our Mission is to provide substantial pro bono dental health care to adult Maryland residents who are disabled, cannot afford treatment, and ineligible for public aid for those sevices.
Patient Care Coordinators:
The Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped (MFDH):
6410 Dobbin Road Ste. F
Columbia, MD 21045