Delta Dental awards $260,000 to outstanding dental school students

July 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies announced today that it has awarded 60 dental school students a total of $260,000 in grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.

The 2016 F. Gene Dixon Student Leadership Awards recognize graduating dental students who demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities. Delta Dental established the awards in 1977 in honor of the late 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.

“We’re pleased to recognize the leadership and service of these outstanding dental students and support their remarkable achievements by awarding them this grant,” said John Yamamoto, DDS, MPH, Delta Dental’s vice president of Professional Services.

Summary of Delta Dental’s 2016 F. Gene Dixon Student Leadership Awards

  • 60 total students recognized nationwide
  • Students are from 20 different dental schools in 11 states and the District of Columbia
  • Awards total $260,000; individual amounts range from $2,500 to $20,000

Click here for a list of this year’s recipients.

About Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, along with their affiliated companies, together provide dental benefits to 34.5 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 73 million people nationwide.

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