Community Impact

Our impact

Delta Dental companies across the country are deeply involved in their communities, investing in programs that improve oral health, prevent dental disease, expand access to care, and emphasize the importance of oral health as a part of overall health.

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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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Collaborating with the University of Hawaii to bring sealants to public schools

Hawaii Dental Service Foundation partnered with the University of Hawaii's Hawaii Keiki program to create "Sealants in Schools," an initiative providing in-school oral assessments, referrals, sealants, and education. The program ensures thousands of second-grade students stay healthy in underserved Hawaii schools.

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Supporting the oral and overall health of Illinois children

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's $2 million gift to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry in 2018 helped create two general anesthesia suites that were completed in 2020. These suites are part of a pediatric dentistry ambulatory surgery center to provide important care.

 

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Supporting dental hygiene education at the University of South Dakota 

Delta Dental of South Dakota Foundation donated $1 million to the University of South Dakota's dental hygiene program to establish the Delta Dental Oral Health Center. The gift will allow the program class size to grow from 32 to 50 students, expanding the number of oral health care professionals in the state.

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$102.5+ million

donated throughout the U.S. in 2020 to programs advancing the oral health of communities, supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic, and addressing inequalities and disparities in communities. 

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24.7+ million people

across America received oral care or assistance from programs supported by Delta Dental.

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2,400+ programs

across the country are supported by Delta Dental, bringing oral care or assistance directly to millions of Americans.

Making a difference, one smile at a time

In 2020, Delta Dental companies invested more than $102.5+ million to help children and adults have healthier smiles by focusing on programs that improve oral health, prevent dental disease, expand access to care, and emphasize the importance of oral health as a part of overall health.

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