DDDS Volunteer Opportunities 2024

Getting involved in our local society is a great way to network and give back to your profession. The current opportunities are available at the Detroit District Dental Society. 
  • Detroit Dental Education Today Committee- (formerly called Detroit Dental Review) - volunteer to work logistics at the event November 8, 2024
  • Scientific Education Committee - meets to plan educational speakers for Detroit Dental Review
  • Social Media Team DDDS
  • Branch Officer - assist with meetings, publications, programs, pick location close to work or home
  • Board Member at Large
  • Detroit District Dental Society Newsletter Editor
  • Detroit District Dental Society Officer to serve on the DDDS Board
  • Detroit District Dental Society Community Outreach to help coordinate volunteer community events
Want more information > email centraloffice@detroitdentalsociety.org or call 313.337.4900.

MOM 2024 is looking for volunteers 

MOM is the Mission of Mercy program that helps the underserved community with dental screening, education, and free dental care.  The dates are June 14-15, 2023 

 The location will be the Dort Financial Center in Flint. The dates are Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15 with set-up on Thursday, June 13 and tear-down on Sunday, June 16, 2024. View the flier.

This is the fifth MDA Foundation Mission of Mercy program. The MDA Foundation wants to serve as a catalyst for connecting people and dental clinics to make a difference through improving oral health.

The Mission of Mercy clinic treats patients of all ages from elderly to children, and it addresses the most-urgent needs of patients with the goal of serving the under-served and uninsured in Michigan.

Signup to be a Detroit District Volunteer for Mission of Mercy at Detroit District Community Volunteer Form

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION OPENS FEB. 12, 2024 for assignment tasks and specific times. Mission of Mercy - MDA Foundation (michigandental.org)

Mission of Mercy Clinic Floor

  More information visit Mission of Mercy - MDA Foundation (michigandental.org)

Malta Medical and Dental Clinic

Volunteer Opportunities Open All Year


Malta Medical and Dental Clinic Detroit

The Malta Dental and Medical Clinic was started in 2006 when Bishop Gumbleton asked the Knights of Malta (who were serving lunch at St. Leo Soup Kitchen) to start a medical clinic. It soon became apparent that the need for dental care was great. So, Bob Cosgrove D.D.S. and Dan Scanlan D.D.S. with a few dentist friends, started volunteering. There have been more than 17,000 patient visits and currently there are more than fifteen dentists volunteering, weekly, monthly or quarterly. There is a need for more volunteers. The hours are Tuesday through Friday 9 am to 1 pm. The dental assistants are pre-dental students who are learning how to assist and run a clinic. There have been more than 100 pre-dental volunteers who have been accepted into dental school. The mentoring of potential dentists by seasoned dentists is very rewarding. The clinic partners with UDM Dental and Dental Hygiene School, Wayne State School of Medicine and Pharmacy. The clinic also has an Eye Clinic and provides free eye exams and glasses.

 The clinic has moved to a new location and sees patients who are uninsured or underinsured. This includes the working poor, the elderly, Veterans and immigrants. The clinic uses a Medicaid Navigator to help people enroll into Medicaid.

If you have a patient that you need to refer or you would like to volunteer please call Nancy Harmon R.D.H, 313-942-5957, maltadentaldirector@gmail.com

You can check us out at maltaclinic.org

Malta Medicaland Dental Clinic

Michigan Donated Dental Services (DDS) program!

We want to continue to be a dental resource for the disabled, elderly, and chronically ill. Recently our program was featured in the Lansing State Journal highlighting one of the many patient transformation stories our program has had the opportunity to coordinate: Lansing State Journal 2019 Article

We want to help more individuals just like this! Please continue to use us a resource and contact us with any questions. Volunteer dentists are available all across Michigan to provide donated treatment to those who qualify.  If you encounter someone who needs help restoring their smile, please refer to our website http://www.smilemichigan.com/Resources/Michigan-Donated-Dental-Services for eligibility guidelines and an application.

Our program has been in Michigan since 1995 and provides FREE dental services to help clear up infections, create smiles, and help patients eat and chew without pain.
Question about volunteering contact the MDA Michigan Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program- Coordinator at TEL:  517-347-6994

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Detroit Lions Team Smile Event for 2024 Event is being planned.  Date to be announced.   

Team Smile Detroit

TeamSmile and the Detroit Lions are teaming up to provide underserved children from Detroit Elementary schools with free oral health care and a one of a kind football experience! Please join your community and volunteer to give back in a fun and unique way! The Detroit District Dental Society is working on this program and encourages you to get involved. The event needs dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants 

Watch Video Clip of Team Smile 2019 Detroit District Dental Society
Video clip coming soon of Team Smle 2023 event. 

More information and register to volunteer contact Marcy Dwyer, DDDS Executive Director at 313.337.4900 or centraloffice@detroitdentalsociety.com.

MDA has volunteer opportunities

Interest in volunteering for the Michigan Dental Association.  Visit their website https://www.michigandental.org/Leadership-Central/Volunteer-Interest-Form to learn more about MDA Volunteering. 

Colgate Dental Bus

The 2024 dates have not yet been scheduled.  Please check back for the 2024 dates. 

Dentist Volunteer Colgate Bus

Colgate Bus for promoting good oral health, free dental kits, oral screening – CE provided to volunteers

Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures mobile dental van. The dental van will be traveling to Michigan in the coming weeks and we are seeking dental professional volunteers to help in providing the free dental screenings on board our dental van to kids in the community. The screenings are quick visual checks of the mouth with a tongue depressor and disposable mouth mirror (not full exams) and we provide all PPE and materials necessary to perform the screenings. We also put together a dental referral list for any families in search of a dental home, so we welcome volunteers to bring business cards or flyers from their offices to share with the attendees! To compensate for the volunteers' time, we will be offering FREE Continuing Education credits through the Colgate Oral Health Network for all volunteers who can join

  • Detroit County Health Building, Wednesday, August 23 . Noon – 4 PM, 1991 Antietan Ave, Detroit, MI 48207 – NEED Two Dentists
  • Meijer #222, Thursday, Aug 24 · 2–4 PM 1005 E Thirteen Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071 – Need Two Dentists
  • Meijer #188, Saturday, Aug 26 · 1–3 PM 13000 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia, MI 48150 - Full
  • Meijer #208, Saturday, Aug 26 · 4–6 PM 3710 Dix Hwy, Lincoln Park, MI 48146 - Full
  • Meijer #231, Sunday, Aug 27 · 10 AM–12 PM 2880 Telegraph Rd, Southfield, MI 48034 - Full


Please have any interested dentists or hygienists reach out to me! Thank you, Andie Kyros, RDH, MPH 724-961-0803 (call/text)

To Volunteer you may call the phone number above or complete the Detroit District Community Volunteer online form

Need Two Dentist at dates noted and guests welcome (spouse, employee, other)