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Delta Dental Foundation

Since it was established in 1980 as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental, the Delta Dental Foundation (formerly the Delta Dental Fund*) has provided grants totaling nearly $20 million to organizations that provide dental care for the underserved, to programs that promote the importance of good oral health, and to educational institutions to enhance dental education and research. The foundation focuses on support in these main categories:
  • Scientific research
  • Programs designed to make dental care available to those unable to afford it
  • Programs to help at-risk populations and individuals with special needs obtain dental treatment
  • Continuing education programs for the dental profession
  • Educational materials on the importance of oral health and hazards to oral health
  • Community-based educational programs for dental students

Continuing Dental Education

The foundation supports continuing dental education (CDE) opportunities for dental professionals.

Delta Dental Foundation Grants

The Delta Dental Foundation provides financial support, in the form of grants, to various organizations.

Scholarships and Student Leadership Awards

Every year, the Delta Dental Foundation awards scholarships and Student Leadership Awards to students who demonstrate excellent academic and leadership skills, and who exhibit a passion for dentistry.

Smile Squad Patch Program

The Delta Dental Foundation has launched a patch available to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Heart of Michigan, North East Ohio and Southeastern Michigan.

*The Foundation will continue to use the name Delta Dental Fund in legal documents.