Corporate Profile

"As an integral part of the health care system, we’re deeply focused on improving the health, wellness and lives of the nearly 40 million Americans we serve. 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."

Mike Castro
President and CEO

About Delta Dental of California

Since 1955, Delta Dental of California has offered comprehensive, high quality oral health care coverage to millions of enrollees and built the strongest network of dental providers in the country. The Delta Dental of California network includes its affiliates, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and provides dental benefits to nearly 37 million people across 15 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. All are members of the Delta Dental Plans Association, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, the not-for-profit national association that collectively delivers coverage 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 non-profit dental service company — Washington Dental Service. From this point, we began to build and expand dental insurance programs for employees.

Delta Dental of California and affiliates

Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and Delta Dental Insurance Company, together with their affiliate companies, form one of the largest dental benefits delivery systems in the country.

We provide dental benefits 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. Our group of companies and affiliates are members of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of 39 independent Delta Dental member companies. This gives our enrollees access to some of the largest dentist networks nationwide. Learn more about our enterprise networks.

Delta Dental Community Care Foundation

Through our Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, we partner with nonprofit organizations across our enterprise states and the District of Columbia to increase access to care, as well as support oral health education, research and scholarships. 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 insurance industry. Strong leadership is vital to fulfilling our mission to help dentists, patients, employers and brokers find solutions to their dental care and insurance needs.

Mike Castro

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Chavarria

Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

Alicia Weber

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mike Hankinson

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Kevin Jackson

Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer

Roy Gilbert

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Dominic Titcombe

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

 

State, government and community programs

Delta Dental believes everyone should have access to quality dental 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.