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Our most recent press releases are listed below. If you would like to request materials or photos, or you would like to schedule an interview with a member of Delta Dental of Virginia for a news article, contact our media relations representative at jeremy.butterfield@deltadentalva.com.

 

2022

 
November 9, 2022

Delta Dental of Virginia Earns HRSI Diversity & Inclusion Certification from Human Resource Standards InstituteSM
Delta Dental of Virginia is the first insurance company to meet ISO standards for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
 

August 18, 2022

Delta Dental of Virginia teams up with community partners to support food and nutrition programs in Virginia
Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation and employees donate thousands of pounds of food and more than $12,000 to combat food insecurity in the face of inflation.

 
May 5, 2022

New Delta Dental report finds many are unaware of connection between poor oral health and serious medical conditions (but 9 in 10 want to learn more)
Delta Dental released the 2022 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors relating to oral health.

 
April 5, 2022

Delta Dental of Virginia Call Center Named Top Contact Center in North America by BenchmarkPortal
Delta Dental of Virginia announces its call center has earned the Top Contact Center Award for 2021 from BenchmarkPortal.

 
March 24, 2022

Southeast Roanoke Celebrates Local Impact for Tomorrow (LIFT) Center Serving Fallon Park Elementary School Students and Families
LIFT coalition partners cut the ribbon on a years-long project to transform school health and wellness resources to meet the community’s needs.

 
March 4, 2022

Delta Dental of Virginia names David Notari Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Delta Dental of Virginia announced the addition of veteran executive David Notari as senior vice president and chief operating officer.

 
February 23, 2022

Tooth Fairy sets new record high for value of a lost tooth
Delta Dental of Virginia released new findings from the Delta Dental 2022 Original Tooth Fairy Poll® that show the Tooth Fairy's average cash gift reached $5.36 per tooth, a record high in the 24-year history of the poll.

 
January 26, 2022

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Awards Safety-Net Providers More Than $570,000 to Advance Oral Health Initiatives in Underserved Communities
The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation today announced $576,100 in grants awarded to eight Virginia safety-net providers focused on meeting critical oral health needs.

 

2021

 
July 1, 2021

Polly Raible Named Executive Director of Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation
Polly Raible has been named the executive director of The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation, effective July 1, 2021.

 
June 16, 2021

Delta Dental of Virginia is Helping Overcome Language Barriers to Accessing Dental Care
The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is making it easier for Spanish-speaking Virginians to access dental care through a $100,000 grant to support a Spanish-speaking dental care coordinator at Richmond’s CrossOver Healthcare Ministry.

 
June 17, 2021

Brush up on how to care for your teeth with these tips from dentists, Washington Post

 
June 9, 2021

Delta Dental of Virginia Dentist Survey/State of America's Oral Health Report:

 
February 23, 2021

Tooth fairy giving reaches an all-time high
Delta Dental releases new findings from its Original Tooth Fairy Poll® that show the Tooth Fairy's average cash gift reached its highest point in the 23-year history of the poll.

 
February 1, 2021

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation offers free, virtual education program in honor of Children's Oral Health Month
To combat lifelong dental issues, the Foundation is offering Virginia educators free resources to teach K-5 children healthy dental habits.

 
January 2021

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Awards $500,000 to support access to dental care
The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is excited to announce the first series of grants under our new strategy to enhance our focus on making a greater impact on the most critical oral health needs in our communities.


2020

 
December 10, 2020

Delta Dental companies’ COVID-19 relief funding expected to reach $1.1B
Delta Dental announced its COVID-19 relief efforts are expected to reach $1.1 billion by early 2021.

 
September 30, 2020

New poll finds majority of Americans have experienced better oral health habits, healthier lifestyles, and financial benefits as a result of having dental insurance
Delta Dental releases new data that highlights the overall health and financial benefits that dental insurance provides and reminds Americans that Delta Dental is the perfect partner in achieving optimal oral and overall health.

 
July 14, 2020

Delta Dental State Open of Virginia Marks Final Year at Ballyhack with Major Donation, Tournament’s First Female Competitor
Kicking off the final year of the Delta Dental State Open of Virginia, the tournament sponsor for the past seven years presented The First Tee of Roanoke Valley with a $19,000 donation during Youth Day.

 
June 2020

Delta Dental of Virginia Donates $3 Million to Help Dentists Safely Reopen
As dentist offices across Virginia reopen with new and costly health and safety protocols, Delta Dental of Virginia and the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation are donating $3 million to help alleviate the financial burden on practices and their patients and to increase patients’ confidence in seeking oral health care.

 
May 2020

Delta Dental of Virginia Supports Hygienists Through #SmilesArentCanceled Initiative
Social media campaign aims to send Amazon gift cards to dental hygienists amid COVID-19 economic crisis

 
April 2020

Delta Dental of Virginia Prioritizes Smiles with $1M Statewide Contribution to Support Virginians Impacted by COVID-19
Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation creates dentist relief fund; awards grants to support safety net clinics, non-profits and school lunch programs across Virginia

 
March 2020

Delta Dental of Virginia Helps Bring Dental Care to Veterans
Delta Dental has joined forces with the Dental Lifeline Network’s Lifeline Heroes Challenge to raise $500,000 to help 1,100 veterans receive donated, comprehensive dental treatment.

 
February 20, 2020

The value of a lost tooth is on the rise — 30 cent increase marks upward trend
Delta Dental releases new findings from its Original Tooth Fairy Poll® that show a 30-cent increase in the Tooth Fairy’s average cash gift for a total of $4.03 per tooth.

 
February 2020

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Awards Nearly $400,000 in Grants
The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation has awarded nearly $400,000 to 50 organizations across the Commonwealth to fund research, educational outreach and other programs designed to improve the oral and overall health of Virginians.


2019

 
November 13, 2019

LIFT Receives Grant from The Roanoke Women's Foundation
Wellness center at Fallon Park meets fundraising goal with $80,000 grant.

 
June 14, 2019

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation awards $411,500 for oral health initiatives
Chesterfield's Lucy Corr Foundation accepts $10,000 Smart Smiles® check

 
June 14, 2019

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation supports area initiatives, awards $77,500
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry accepts $5,000 Smart Smiles® check

 
June 12, 2019

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation supports Tidewater initiatives, awards $61,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula accepts $5,000 Smart Smiles® check

 
June 12, 2019

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation supports Tidewater initiatives, awards $61,500
Old Dominion University School of Dental Hygiene accepts $4,000 Smart Smiles® check

 
February 21, 2019

Tooth Fairy payouts plunge for second consecutive year


2018

 
March 1, 2018

Tooth Fairy payouts hit hard times
Average under‐the‐pillow gifts take a dip by 11 percent.

 
February 2018

Delta Dental of Virginia contributes $30,000 to Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program (RAMP) to foster innovation in region
Delta Dental of Virginia has contributed $30,000 to the Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program (RAMP) to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Roanoke and New River valleys.

 
February 12, 2018

Dental safety net programs receive big boost from Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation
The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation has awarded $370,500 in grants to support 40 organizations committed to improving oral health across the Commonwealth.

2017

 
October 10, 2017

Delta Dental of Virginia announces new President and CEO, Frank Lucia
Delta Dental of Virginia announced today that Frank Lucia will serve as the dental insurer’s new president and chief executive officer, effective November 13, 2017.

 
June 28, 2017

Delta Dental State Open of Virginia to remain in the Roanoke Valley through 2020
Ballyhack Golf Club to host Virginia’s Premier Golf Championship

 
February 15, 2017

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation awards grants to 30 Virginia organizations committed to improving oral health in 2017
Annual grant program increases access to oral health care and education for underserved Virginians.