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Celebrating 10 Years of Giving

A healthy smile is a powerful thing. The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is celebrating 10 years of creating healthy smiles across Virginia. Click on the link below to learn more about how far our Foundation has come in the past 10 years and the new programs we're launching in 2022.

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2022 Foundation grant application

Apply for a grant

The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation fall grant cycle is now open! Our grants program focuses on supporting safety net clinics that provide oral health care to vulnerable people across the Commonwealth. Non-profits and government entities serving the Commonwealth are eligible to apply.


Grant process webinar

Did you miss our webinar? Watch it below for more information on the 2022 grant process.

Loan repayment program

The Delta Dental Loan Repayment Program is accepting applications until September 30, 2022. Our one-year student loan repayment program will help Virginia dentists and dental hygienists in exchange for 12 months of service with a safety-net clinic. Through this program, a total of $250,000 is available — up to $20,000 for dentists and $10,000 for hygienists.

See if you're eligible and click below to apply. Need help with your application? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Delta Dental loan repayment program

Congratulations 2022 Grant Recipients!

In 2022, the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation awarded $576,100 in grants. These eight grant recipients plan to use funds to advance oral health practices and expand access to dental care across Virginia.

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Smile Report

2021 Smile Report

We're pleased to share with you the 2021 Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Smile Report! Click below to view the full smile report and see how we're working to create healthy smiles across Virginia.

Smart Smiles digital kit — now available!

The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Smart Smiles program for grades K-5 is now available in digital format! The curriculum includes new material and will meet the needs of today's learning environment.  

Click below to learn more and to download the new curriculum.

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About the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation

A healthy smile is a powerful thing. That's why the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of all Virginians.

The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation reports its community impact work annually through our Smile Report to the Delta Dental Plans Association. The Delta Dental system provides community support in all fifty states and our national community impact efforts addressed our communities' most pressing needs last year, including responding to COVID-19, addressing health inequities and disparities, and advancing oral health.

Delta Dental of Virginia Smile Report
Delta Dental Foundation national report
National report summary

Our mission

The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation creates healthy smiles for all Virginians through education, program development and community partnerships. We strive to achieve this mission by focusing on these three pillars: supporting the dental safety net, boosting prevention and accelerating learning.

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Support safety net

Through our grants program, the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation provides financial support to strengthen our safety net.


Boost prevention

The Foundation strives to push prevention to the forefront through programs and partnerships to help give Virginians the tools they need to stay healthy.

accelerate learning

Accelerate learning

We're accelerating learning in our communities through our scholarship program, a partnership with Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and a school-based oral health program.

Polly Raible


If you have questions about the work taking place at the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation contact:

Polly Raible, Executive Director

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Need dental care?

The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation does not provide direct dental care.  Fortunately, a growing number of communities in Virginia are providing dental care through free clinics, community health centers, and other nonprofit organizations. You can use this search tool to see if there’s a community dental care provider near you.

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