Delta Dental invests over $286,000 in community programs

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Delta Dental invests over $286,000 in community programs

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 12:19pm -- tim

Northeast Delta Dental, comprised of Delta Dental Plans of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont also commits additional $27 million to COVID-19 relief efforts

Vermont Business Magazine The Delta Dental Institute recently released its 2020 Community Impact Report, highlighting the investments the Delta Dental companies and their foundations made in 2020 to advance oral health, address health inequities and disparities and respond to COVID-19. Delta Dental Plan of Vermont donated $286,821 to 27 Vermont communities, impacting the lives of 5,729 individuals in Vermont. In addition, Northeast Delta Dental, comprised of Delta Dental Plans of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, committed $27 million to COVID-19 relief efforts.

In all, Delta Dental, the not-for-profit national association of the 39 independent Delta Dental companies, including Northeast Delta Dental, invested more than $102.5 million in communities in 2020, supporting over 2,400 programs, impacting 24.7 million lives, and volunteering 20,000 hours—more than ever before in Delta Dental’s 65-year history. In addition to their community impact engagement, Delta Dental companies across the country also committed $1.1 billion in COVID-19 response relief.

“We are honored to assist the Vermont community in achieving oral health and wellness,” explained Tom Raffio, President and CEO, Northeast Delta Dental. “By maintaining close connections with our neighbors, we can identify the needs of the underserved and provide the dental care that everyone deserves.”

An example of a program supported in Vermont is the Vermont Dental Hygienists’ Associations‘ continuing education programs for dental health professionals.

Delta Dental's 2020 Community Impact Report features a digital story component with an interactive map showcasing the Delta Dental companies' and foundations' community impact work in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

The full report is available online at https://www.deltadental.com/institute/community-benefit/

About Northeast Delta Dental

Northeast Delta Dental, a nonprofit member company of Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), is the region’s most trusted name in dental insurance for companies of all sizes, individuals, and families in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Northeast Delta Dental administers dental benefits for nearly 961,000 people, with a network of 1801 participating dentists, or 88% of the total dentists in the tri-state area. To learn more about their products and how they can keep you smiling, visit nedelta.com

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 dental insurance provider, covering more than 80 million Americans and offering the country's largest dental network with approximately 153,000 participating dentists. Over the last decade, Delta Dental companies provided over $1.75 billion in direct and in-kind support to improve the oral health of our communities across the country. Visit deltadental.com for information on individual dental insurance plans and group dental insurance plans.

About the Delta Dental Institute

The Delta Dental Institute is dedicated to advancing oral health for all Americans in partnership with the Delta Dental companies and dedicated partners across the country. With expertise rooted in Delta Dental's rich history of oral health leadership, we engage in and support oral health research, community outreach, and advocacy, striving to ensure everyone understands the importance of oral health to overall health and has access to the care that they need.

Source: [CONCORD, NH] – The Delta Dental Institute 7.27.2021