Community Impact

Our impact

Delta Dental is deeply involved in our communities across the country, investing in programs that expand access to care, advance health equity, build resilient communities, and innovate for a healthier tomorrow.

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Community impact

Advancing our mission

Our 2021 community impact efforts focused on expanding access to care, advancing health equity, building resilient communities, and innovating for a healthier tomorrow. As a national leader in oral health giving, Delta Dental is committed to equipping all members of our communities with the tools they need to live their healthiest lives. 

Community spotlight

Delta Dental is proud of the numerous and varied oral health projects undertaken across our 39 companies. We regularly rotate community spotlights below and invite you to explore the work of Delta Dental in your state through the search function at the bottom of this page.

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Providing critical dental services to cancer patients

Since 2018, Delta Dental of Kansas has supported the Head and Neck Cancer Living Foundation (HNC), making a difference in the lives of thousands of people. Head and neck cancer, which often affects breathing, eating, drinking, speaking, and the voice, can also significantly impact a person's physical appearance and self-esteem and may affect a person's willingness or ability to socialize or return to work. For these patients, maintaining good oral health is a constant battle. Through Delta Dental of Kansas’ partnership with HNC, 1,453 critical dental services have been provided to cancer patients in Kansas. Thanks to the expanded partnership and support of seven Delta Dental companies, HNC is able to serve patients in 44 states across the country.

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Advancing oral health initiatives in underserved communities.

The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation recently announced it awarded more than $570,000 in grants to eight Virginia safety-net dental providers focused on meeting critical oral health needs. The initiatives supported include the integration and expansion of dental and medical care to low-income and uninsured residents, oral health initiatives serving Spanish-speaking families, and the expansion of school-based oral health programs.

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Providing care to the homeless

For many people experiencing homelessness, dental care can easily fall by the wayside. Delta Dental of New Mexico has an enduring partnership with Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless and provides critical support to the dental clinic, which helps deliver much-needed dental care throughout Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

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$106 million

donated throughout the U.S. in 2021 to programs expanding access to care, advancing health equity, building resilient communities, and innovating for a healthier tomorrow.

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21.3 million lives

positively impacted by Delta Dental’s philanthropic investments to support the oral and overall health of communities across the country.

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17,000 hours

volunteered by Delta Dental employees in their communities.

Making a difference, one smile at a time

In 2021, Delta Dental invested $106 million in efforts and initiatives that expanded access to care, advanced health equity, built resilient communities, and innovated for a healthier tomorrow.

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