Delta Dental foundation gives nearly $4 million to dental clinics

November 11, 2016

San Francisco — Delta Dental of California announced today that its foundation awarded nearly $4 million to 374 dental clinics to increase access to dental care in underrepresented communities.

The dental clinic grants, awarded by the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, are designed to help improve the oral health of economically disadvantaged children and adults, particularly in rural locations where access to dental care may be limited. The foundation was launched in 2011 and has given a total of more than $14 million in grants in several states.

“Our foundation allows us to promote oral health among those least able to afford dental care,” said Anthony S. Barth, president and CEO of Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies. “Over the years, we’ve seen support from these grants extend the ability of regional dental clinics to care for more patients, particularly ones in underserved areas who need it the most.”

About Delta Dental and the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates are part of a group of companies under common management that collectively cover 34.5 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia.

Their philanthropic arm, the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, provides grants to nonprofit community clinics and health care programs, striving to improve oral health for underserved children and adults through treatment and education. A list of 2016 grant recipients may be found here. The foundation's philanthropic activities also are detailed in its annual community benefits activities report.

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