ROANOKE, Va. , Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is excited to announce that it 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. These organizations represent a broad spectrum of incredible work in communities across the state.
Delta Dental of Virginia believes in the power of a healthy smile and, together with these organizations, is improving oral health in Virginia and strengthening our communities. "Our mission is to create healthy smiles in the community, and it's a mission we take seriously. We are proud to offer our support to these organizations, who are on the ground doing the work to bring improved oral and overall health care to our fellow Virginians. We look forward to seeing the outcomes from their efforts in the coming year," said Frank Lucia, President and CEO of Delta Dental of Virginia.
Since its inception, the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation has provided more than $4.6 million to 289 organizations to improve oral health across the state. Congratulations to all of this year's grant recipients! Click here to view the full list and read more about what these organizations and the Foundation are doing to improve oral health in the communities they serve.
About Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation
Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation was founded in 2012 by Delta Dental of Virginia to help improve the oral health and, subsequently, overall health of all Virginians. The foundation focuses its support on initiatives that improve oral health through improved access to oral care, oral health education and oral health research. For more information, visit DeltaDentalVA.com/ddvafoundation.aspx.
About Delta Dental of Virginia
Established in 1964, Delta Dental of Virginia is the largest dental benefits provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Delta Dental of Virginia provides high-quality, cost-effective dental plans to more than two million members. Through its foundation, Delta Dental of Virginia has donated millions of dollars to improve the oral health of Virginians.
Delta Dental of Virginia is a member of the national Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA). For more than 50 years, the DDPA has worked to improve oral health nationally. Delta Dental member companies serve more than 80 million people in more than 141,000 groups across the nation.
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SOURCE Delta Dental of Virginia