Donated Dental Supplies Program

MDS Seeks Donated Dental Equipment and Instruments For Schools   

As a way for the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) to continue its support for local dental hygiene, dental assisting, and dental laboratory technology programs in the Commonwealth, the MDS is asking member dentists to consider donating used dental equipment and instruments to area schools. Donations should be in good working condition and less than 10 years old.

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List Your Equipment or Supplies for Donations

Your listings will be forwarded to the dental assisting, hygiene and lab tech schools.  The contact person(s) at the school will be directed to contact you directly, by using the information you provide below.


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Other Ways to Donate Equipment and Supplies

Below are other organizations that accept donated dental equipment and supplies to help needy children and adults locally and around the world. Before donating, consult your accountant, who may advise you to have the equipment properly appraised before taking a tax credit.

Caution should also be exercised before donating dental supplies, especially chemicals and medications. Many supplies most likely will have reached or are nearly at the end of their shelf life and could be unsafe or ineffective if used. These expired, opened bottles, containers, or packages often have uncertain content and should not be considered for donating.

To learn more about each organization, click the name or call.

  • American Medical Resources Fund—Donates refurbished but functional medical and dental equipment to hospitals serving the poor worldwide. Call (508) 580-3301.
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters—Provides medical care to Boston-area youth who experience violence, malnutrition, abuse, and unhealthy conditions on the streets. In-house medical clinic provides physical examinations and the dental clinic offers examinations, cleanings, and fillings. Call (617) 423-9575.
  • Lazarus House—Based in Lawrence, the Lazarus House provides a continuum of services, including dental services, to people who are in dire need of life's most basic necessities. Call (978) 689-8575.
  • HOPE Worldwide—Serves the world's most poor, sick, and suffering. Call (610) 254-8800 or email


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