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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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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Distributing COVID-19 vaccines for Oklahoma oral health care professionals 

Delta Dental of Oklahoma worked with community clinics to organize multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics that administered hundreds of vaccines to Oklahoma oral health care providers and their practice staff. This will enable them to stay safe as they deliver critical care. 

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Improving the oral health of Special Olympics athletes

Delta Dental of Massachusetts supports the oral health of athletes with special needs through participation in the Massachusetts Special Olympics Summer Games' Special Smiles program. Over 300 athletes received screenings, mouthguards, and other oral health services that improved oral health outcomes. 

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$76+ million

donated throughout the U.S. in 2019 to programs expanding access to care, improving oral health education, and supporting local communities.

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12+ million people

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

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1,700+ 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 2019, Delta Dental companies invested more than $76 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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