Patterson Summit raises $200K for Dental Lifeline Network

Through the Patterson Dental Leadership Summit, Patterson Dental and business partners raised more than $200,000 this year to support the Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), a nonprofit organization that works to provide dental care for people with disabilities or those who are elderly or medically fragile.

DLN's Donated Dental Services program involves more than 15,000 dentists and 3,349 laboratories who volunteer to help patients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Donations from the Leadership Summit support these services, which helped 7,400 individuals with special needs receive $24 million in dental treatment this year, according to Fred Leviton, president of DLN.

The Patterson Dental Leadership Summit contribution alone will enable DLN to provide support that volunteer dentists and labs need in the coming year to treat more than 800 people, he noted.