OAK BROOK, Ill. — February 25, 2021 — The Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) Board of Directors has appointed three new officers. Allan Allford, President & CEO, Delta Dental of Arizona, was appointed Chair, Rob Goren, President & CEO, Delta Dental of Missouri, was appointed Vice Chair, and Doug Ballweg, President & CEO, Delta Dental of Wisconsin, was appointed Secretary/Treasurer. DDPA is the not-for-profit national association of the 39 independent Delta Dental companies. Through these companies, Delta Dental is the nation's largest dental insurance provider, covering more than 80 million Americans.
For DeltaUSA, a subsidiary of DDPA that facilitates Delta Dental's multistate and national programs, Dennis Wilson, President & CEO, Delta Dental of New Jersey, will continue to serve as Chair, Mark Mitchke, President & CEO, Delta Dental of Washington, was named Vice Chair, and Ed Choate, President & CEO, Delta Dental of Arkansas, will continue to serve as Secretary/Treasurer.
"Our officers' deep experience as industry leaders and their commitment to our mission of expanding access to oral health care will be invaluable as we navigate the current environment and plan for the future. The knowledge and expertise of our Board leaders will reinforce our strengths and market-leading position, enabling us to continue to improve the overall health of Americans through oral health care," said Wells Hutchison, President & CEO, Delta Dental Plans Association.
The appointments are effective as of January 1, 2021.
About Delta Dental Plans Association
Based in Oak Brook, Illinois, Delta Dental Plans Association is the not-for-profit national association of the 39 independent Delta Dental companies. Through these companies, Delta Dental is the nation's largest provider of dental insurance, covering more than 80 million Americans, and offering the country's largest dental network with approximately 156,000 participating dentists. In 2019, Delta Dental companies provided $76 million in direct and in-kind community support to improve the oral health of adults, children, and infants in local communities across the country. The Delta Dental companies have committed to providing $1.1 billion in COVID-19 relief by early 2021, consisting of support for customers, providers, and communities. Visit deltadental.com for information on individual dental insurance plans and group dental insurance plans.