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February 1, 2024

Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Awards $622,000 to Safety-Net Clinics Addressing Oral Health Care and Workforce Gaps in the Commonwealth
Funds will expand oral health care services in underserved parts of Virginia.

January 22, 2024

Delta Dental of Virginia Welcomes New Board Appointment
Frank P. Iuorno, Jr., DDS, MS, PC, brings decades of dental expertise and community engagement to Virginia’s premier dental insurance provider.


December 27, 2023

Delta Dental of Virginia Customer Care Center Earns Prestigious 'Center Of Excellence' Recognition From BenchmarkPortal
Certification ranks Delta Dental of Virginia customer service center in the top ten percent of contact centers surveyed

August 17, 2023

Appalachian Highlands Community Dental Center Granted $75,000 to Expand Access to Oral Health Care Throughout Southwest Virginia
Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation awards $775,000 in grants to safety-net organizations improving oral health in the commonwealth

June 13, 2023

'Sign Up, Pay Down' Initiative Awards $200,000 to Five Virginia Dental Safety-Net Clinics to Support Dentist Recruitment
Clinics leverage funds to offer student loan repayment and signing bonuses to dentists in exchange for a two-year commitment

May 10, 2023

New Delta Dental report reveals U.S. adults recognize importance of oral health to overall well-being
Report also finds generational differences in oral care knowledge and habits.

May 9, 2023

Delta Dental Of Virginia Foundation awards $775,000 in grants to Virginia safety-net organizations improving oral health in the commonwealth
Grant funding supports programs to expand oral health care in underserved communities.

February 27, 2023

Tooth Fairy giving continues record pace
According to new Delta Dental findings from its 2023 Original Tooth Fairy Poll®, the average value of a single lost tooth during the past year increased 16% from $5.36 to $6.23.

January 18, 2023

Carilion Clinic Foundation and Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Work Together to Create Pediatric Dental Residency Program Serving Southwest Virginia
$2 million Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation endowment provides annual program funding.



December 29, 2022

Delta Dental of Virginia Bolsters Board with Two New Directors
Jacquelyn E. Stone and Justice (ret.) Elizabeth A. McClanahan of Blacksburg bring decades of board experience and professional expertise to Virginia's premier dental insurance provider.

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.

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