Community

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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Empowering cancer patients to combat dry mouth

Delta Dental of Arkansas supports the CARTI Foundation, a cancer center in Arkansas. The Foundation provides cancer patients experiencing painful dry mouth as a side effect of radiation with rescue bags containing products that ease discomfort and improve oral health. In 2019, patients received over 100 rescue bags.

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Working to improve oral health outcomes for patients in recovery. 

Delta Dental of Kentucky supports the Red Bird Mission Dental Clinic, which works with drug and alcohol recovery patients in rural eastern Kentucky to improve their oral and overall health. In 2019, the clinic was able to bring better oral health to nearly 600 patients. (Photo credit Charles Bertram).

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Mobile cavity prevention clinics

Delta Dental of Idaho hosts Cavity Prevention Clinics that provide free fluoride and dental education to thousands of area children and adults annually. Programs like these are critical for instilling good oral health habits and eliminating dental disease among elementary and middle school children and Idaho adults.

 

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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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