Delta Dental grant program recognizes 65 outstanding dental school students
September 25, 2012
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliated companies are proud to sponsor efforts that support oral health and expand access to dental care. This includes not only community events, programs and clinics, but also those who represent the future of dentistry.
Every year, our group of companies awards grants to graduating dental school students who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities. This year, Delta Dental presented more than $200,000 to 65 students, representing 20 dental schools in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Delta Dental established the awards in 1977 in honor of Dr. F. Gene Dixon, the first chief executive officer of Delta Dental of California, which is now part of the largest dental benefits delivery system in the country along with Delta Dental member companies in New York, Florida and Pennsylvania.
Here is a summary of the grants given in the 35th year of this program:
2012 F. Gene Dixon Student Leadership Awards
- 65 students recognized
- Students are from 20 different dental schools in 10 states plus the District of Columbia
- Students represent 18 different states and the District of Columbia
- A total of $212,500 awarded
Click here for a list of this year’s recipients.
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and several other companies under common management provide dental benefits plans to 26 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), based in Oak Brook, Ill. The association collectively covers 59.5 million of the 166 million people nationwide with private dental insurance, making it by far the largest national system of dental plans.