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"As an integral part of the health care system, we have a unique opportunity to showcase the impact that oral health has on overall health to better serve the more than 31 million Americans we reach. To achieve this, we seek to motivate and empower every employee, so we are all inspired to take exceptional care of our customers, providers and each other."

Sarah Chavarria
Chief Executive Officer and President

About Delta Dental of California and affiliates

Since 1955, we have offered comprehensive, high-quality oral health care benefits to millions of enrollees and built the strongest network of dental providers in the country. The Delta Dental of California network includes affiliates Delta Dental Insurance Company; Delta Dental of Pennsylvania; Delta Dental of New York, Inc.; Delta Dental of the District of Columbia; Delta Dental of Delaware, Inc.; and Delta Dental of West Virginia, providing dental benefits to more than 31 million people across 15 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The company and its affiliates are part of Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), a not-for-profit national association based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Through our national network of Delta Dental companies, we offer dental coverage in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. We offer vision coverage through DeltaVision in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Collectively, we deliver benefits to more Americans than any other dental insurance company.

Where it all began

Over the past century, both dental insurance and oral health have undergone significant changes. A few decades ago, most adults over 50 had dentures and very few people saw the dentist unless it was an emergency. Dental benefits didn’t exist because good oral health simply wasn’t that important. Fortunately, in 1955, a small group of dentists set out to revolutionize oral health care.

Recognizing the need to increase access to oral health care, they formed dental service organizations in California, Oregon and Washington. This led to the creation of the first nonprofit dental service company — Washington Dental Service — which was the foundation of the broader, nationwide Delta Dental network that exists today.

Delta Dental of California and affiliates

We provide dental benefit plans in Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Delta Dental Community Care Foundation

As a purpose-driven organization, Delta Dental of California has a legacy of philanthropy throughout its history. We look for areas in which we can have a large impact on health outcomes. In support of our mission to build caring, resilient communities, we work with nonprofit partners across our 15-state and Washington, D.C., enterprise to increase access to oral health care, fund oral health education and support organizations that serve vital needs in our communities. Since 2011, the Community Care Foundation has granted more than $140 million. 

In 2022, the Community Care Foundation broadened its philanthropic focus by launching a multi-year program to fund community-based coalitions to address the oral health crisis among older adults in the U.S.  Learn more about the work of the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation.

Executive Leadership Team

We are proud of our reputation for attracting and developing some of the brightest leaders in the health care industry. Strong leadership is vital to fulfilling our purpose of improving health by providing access to quality care.

Sarah Chavarria

Chief Executive Officer and President

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Alicia Weber

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mike Hankinson

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

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Jennifer MacGilvray

Executive Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

Earl Parker, Jr.

Earl Parker Jr.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Dominic Titcombe

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

MohammadReza Navid

Executive Vice President and Chief Relationship and Business Development Officer

Brian Sherman

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

Kurt Schroeder

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Jennifer Cheles

Vice President of Strategy Integration

State, government and community programs

Delta Dental believes everyone should have access to quality care. That's why we contract with federal, state and local agencies to underwrite and/or administer dental programs that provide much-needed services for those without group-sponsored coverage. These programs include:

  • AARP Dental Insurance Plan
  • TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (for Uniformed Service retirees and family members)
  • Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Program (for Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries)
  • Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program
  • Denti-Cal
  • San Diego Neighborhood House Association
  • Central California Alliance for Health
  • Partnership Health Plan of California
  • San Mateo Healthy Kids
  • Marketplace and Exchange Plans

Visit Delta Dental's Community Center to learn about other programs.