Delta Dental awards grant to the first Florida Mission of Mercy

April 1, 2014

Tampa, Fla. — The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation today announced a $10,000 grant to the first-ever Florida Mission of Mercy, a program of the Florida Dental Association.

The Florida Mission of Mercy will be held March 28 and 29 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and community activists, all of whom are volunteering their time, will provide free dental treatment to the region's underserved and low-income population. Event coordinators estimate that nearly 2,000 people will receive treatment.

"We are excited to sponsor Florida's first Mission of Mercy event," said John Yamamoto, DDS, vice president of Professional Services for Delta Dental Insurance Company and its affiliated companies, which oversee the foundation and its philanthropic efforts. "This event provides important oral care to many in need who would otherwise go without, due to financial barriers."

For more information about the Florida Mission of Mercy, visit flamom.floridadental.org.

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation (ddccf.com) provides grants to nonprofit community clinics and health care programs, striving to improve oral health for underserved children and adults through treatment and education. It is the philanthropic branch of Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc. and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, which, along with their affiliated companies, provide dental benefits to more than 26 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia. These Delta Dental companies all are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover 60 million people nationwide.

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