OAK BROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maggie's Place is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, clothing and a supportive environment for expectant and new mothers who are homeless or have no other place to go. Jennifer moved in and had her son in December of 2011. She admitted that she didn’t know how to brush her teeth until she saw an oral health presentation – courtesy of Delta Dental of Arizona’s donation. Now, she has vastly improved oral health and wisdom that she can share with her newborn baby boy.
In 2012, Delta Dental companies nationwide provided financial support for 555 organizations and charities. A total of more than $42 million in donations went to support prevention, treatment, oral health education, dental education, sponsorship and research. The lives of more than 5.3 million children and adults were improved through programs like Missions of Mercy (two-day, free dental clinics), community water fluoridation, mobile dental units that visited schools, scholarships for dental students, school sealant programs, Hispanic outreach programs and oral health research.
Additionally, more than 60 percent of the programs in which Delta Dental companies invested in 2012 helped improve treatment and oral health education, demonstrating the sincerity of our commitment to increasing access to oral health treatment and information for all Americans.
“As the leader in the industry and a not-for-profit company, we understand the responsibility we have to be charitable leaders in our local communities,” said Steven R. Olson, president and CEO of Delta Dental Plans Association. “We will continue to be strong advocates for the improvement of oral health treatment and the advancement of oral health knowledge.”
For more information about the positive impact that Delta Dental is having on the oral health of your community, please visit www.deltadental.com/communitybenefit.
About Delta Dental Plans Association
The not-for-profit Delta Dental Plans Association (www.deltadental.com), based in Oak Brook, Ill., is the leading national network of independent dental service corporations. It provides dental benefits programs to more than 60 million Americans in more than 95,000 employee groups throughout the country. For more oral health news and information from Dr. Kohn and DDPA, subscribe to our blog and follow us on Twitter.