Volunteer labs play an important role in helping people with special needs served by the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program. Currently, more than 3,300 volunteer labs donate much needed fabrications including dentures, crowns or bridges.
June is Dental Technician and Certified Dental Technician (CDT) Appreciation Month and we too would like to recognize all of the wonderful technicians that contribute to the DDS program like New Hope Dental Lab in North Carolina. For more than 4 years this generous lab provided nearly $12,000 worth of fabrications to at least 10 DDS patients.
Melanie Williams is a dental technician at New Hope Dental Lab and has been in the industry since 1978. Ms. Williams was born and raised in New Orleans where she answered an ad pleading for dental technicians and after 8 weeks, Melanie joined the board of directors and ever since has been speaking and teaching classes on the importance of oral health.
“We like volunteering for the DDS program because you put yourself in their shoes and there’s a lot of people out there who just don’t have the means. It’s so important for them to eat and get nourished. From getting a job to meeting people, it’s such an important thing and if we can take our talents, it would mean a lot to pay it forward,” said Williams, Dental Technician at New Hope Dental Lab. “As much as we can help, we’ll be there for you! Our business is growing, growing, and growing and as we speak our building is expanding another 3,000 sq. ft. for us to have a bigger lab to help more people in need.”
DLN thanks New Hope Dental Lab for their commitment to serving people with special needs!