Founded by Dr. Jay Grossman in 1992, Homeless Not Toothless is a 501C(3) non profit program providing free dental care to the homeless and under-served. Presently, there are hundreds of volunteer participating dentists in the greater Los Angeles area. Patients are referred by the Venice Family Clinic, local shelters, the VA, LA Department of Family Services (DCFS Foster Care) and local shelters.
Since its inception, Homeless Not Toothless has provided over $3,000,000 in service for this population. The dentists who volunteer their time and either pay for laboratory expenses themselves or work with labs who donate dental work as their way of contributing to this cause. In addition, the dentists and staff who work with the homeless patients do so without any financial compensation and with only the kindest and most generous of hearts. You can donate at http://www.homelessnottoothless.org/donate.html