The Delta Dental Institute has released its 2020 Community Impact Report, highlighting the investments the Delta Dental companies and its foundations made in 2020 to advance oral health, respond to COVID-19, and address health inequities and disparities. 

Delta Dental of Arizona impacted the lives of 346,818 individuals in Arizona by investing $1,787,734 in 54 community impact programs. Nationwide, the Delta Dental companies together 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 in Delta Dental’s 65-year history. In addition to its community impact engagement, Delta Dental companies across the country also committed $1.1 billion. 

“As our country grappled with a pandemic, injustice, and lingering gaps in oral health care access and education, Delta Dental stood with our communities to meet their most pressing needs,” said James W. Hutchison, president and CEO, Delta Dental Plans Association. 

“In a time of crisis and uncertainty, Delta Dental never wavered in its enduring commitment to achieve access and equity for all.”

Delta Dental companies served communities’ oral health by supporting direct dental treatment in underserved communities, water fluoridation initiatives, and oral health education.  

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