Aug 11, 2022
Sarah Chavarria named president of Delta Dental of California and Affiliates
Delta Dental of California and affiliates today announced Sarah Chavarria has been named its president. Ms. Chavarria will work alongside Mike Castro, who will remain chief executive officer. Mr. Castro was appointed president and chief executive officer of the organization in 2019.
Aug 08, 2022
Kids with poor oral health are more likely to perform poorly in school: What parents and teachers can do about it
When the school year kicks off, there is a lot to think about – school supplies, after-school activities, and meeting new teachers and classmates. With a packed back-to-school schedule, one of the things that often falls by the wayside is thinking about our kids' oral health.
Aug 04, 2022
Delta Dental of California named one of the top Bay Area corporate philanthropists in 2021 by San Francisco Business Times for fifth consecutive year
Delta Dental of California today announced it has been recognized as one of the top 25 corporate philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.
Jun 22, 2022
Filling the gap: A Delta Dental Q&A on the senior oral health care crisis in America
To shed more light on the challenges seniors face in maintaining their oral health, I moderated a Q&A session with Mary’s Center Family Physician Dr. Laura Blinkhorn and Delta Dental Chief Dental Officer Dr. Daniel Croley. We discussed how we’ve arrived at this point of crisis, why it’s important for oral health to be maintained as we age and what we can do to help.
Jun 14, 2022
All is well as Delta Dental receives WELL Health-Safety Rating for its main office facilities
In an ongoing commitment to the health and safety of its employees, Delta Dental of California is proud to announce it has received a WELL Health-Safety Rating (WELL HSR) for its office locations in California, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Jun 07, 2022
2 minute songs to brush your teeth to
We've compiled two-minute songs to help you brush your teeth for two minutes every day, twice per day. Check out these playlists full of tooth tunes!
Jun 06, 2022
"I’m not the sugar police," your friendly dentist
When you’re a dentist you often hear things like, “I eat too much candy,” or, “I shouldn’t eat this in front of a dentist.”
May 18, 2022
Oral care, from crib to college: Caring for children’s teeth at every life stage
Good oral health care is about educating, modeling, and having fun along the way.
May 13, 2022
Dr. Bicuspid: Older adults’ oral health gets prioritized
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California, has launched a funding program to address the oral healthcare crisis among older adults.
May 13, 2022
Delta Dental of California announces investment in OFFOR Health Series A funding round
Delta Dental of California today announced it is participating in OFFOR Health’s Series A funding round led by AXA Venture Partners, alongside SpringRock Ventures, LOUD Capital and MBX Capital, for a collective investment of $9 million.
Apr 26, 2022
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation launches multi-year funding program to address national oral health care crisis among older adults
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California, today announced it is launching a multi-year program to fund community-based coalitions to address the oral health care crisis among older adults in the U.S.
Apr 19, 2022
Forbes: Looking beyond the Great Resignation: How to keep your best talent during the Great Upgrade
The shift is finally happening—executives and employees are changing the workplace narrative from the Great Resignation to the Great Upgrade.
Apr 18, 2022
Fostering workplace belonging through Inclusion Communities
We are acting intentionally to champion inclusion and belonging as we shape our culture to ensure that our employees can be their true selves at work.
Apr 13, 2022
5 tips to a healthy fast this Ramadan
This year, take some time to be mindful of what your body needs and try out these tips to practice healthy fasting.
Mar 17, 2022
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation provides funding for Smile Crew CA
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California, today announced it is funding Smile Crew CA, a program launched to foster new employment opportunities in the dental field for California residents.
Mar 14, 2022
The mouth, body, mind connection: The incredible role your oral health plays in your overall health
It can be said that if our eyes are the window to our soul, then our mouth is a mirror to our health. While this may seem farfetched, the truth is that one of the first indicators of poor health may be trouble in our mouths.
Mar 03, 2022
Join our World Oral Health Day sweepstakes
Wait, toothpaste can attract bears? World Oral Health Day is on March 20th and we’re giving away a sweet giveaway to welcome Spring with outdoor oral health tips.
Feb 28, 2022
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation establishes $1 million scholarship endowment for Howard University dentistry students
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation today announced it has granted $1 million to Howard University College of Dentistry to launch the Delta Dental Endowed Scholarship for Opportunity program.
Feb 24, 2022
Employee Spotlight: Cleven DeRamus, empowering his team to stand up for social justice
In 2000, we had the privilege of welcoming Cleven DeRamus to Delta Dental’s Underwriting and Actuarial Team. Since joining the Growth organization, Cleven has worked his way up the ranks and is not only a distinguished member of his team, but a friendly face.
Feb 23, 2022
Public health crisis for older adults revealed
Adults 65 and older suffer disproportionately from poor oral health. Nearly a quarter suffer from untreated decay. This is how you can help!
Feb 15, 2022
Children’s Dental Health Month - Make a Monster-Sized Mouth
It’s a great time to do some fun educational crafts with your kids! The good news is that cavities are preventable. Try this tooth-tastic activity.
Feb 14, 2022
5 barriers to oral health care affecting African Americans
There’s an old saying, “When white folks catch a cold, Black folks get pneumonia.” We see this in the current pandemic: overall U.S. life expectancy fell by 1.5 years, with African Americans losing three years of life expectancy. Similar outcomes are seen in oral health: almost one-third of Black children have had cavities in their baby teeth, compared to one-fifth of White children.
Dec 09, 2021
The value teledentistry visits bring to dentists and their patients
It’s no surprise that the pandemic accelerated the adoption of telehealth across the medical and dental spheres. As dental offices learned to navigate lockdown measures, extended safety protocols, and assuaged patients’ fears of becoming exposed to the virus via the dental office, virtual care has only scratched the surface of its potential in teledentistry.
Nov 23, 2021
This Giving Tuesday give back with your kids
November 30 marks Giving Tuesday, a global movement to encourage people to do good and help their communities following Thanksgiving festivities.
Nov 19, 2021
Saluting U.S. Navy Veteran, dental provider and community advocate: Dr. George Yellich
Despite giving their service to our country, only 8% of Veterans are eligible for dental care through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Nov 15, 2021
San Francisco Business Times: Designing equitable benefits for a diverse workforce – Q&A with Delta Dental’s chief people officer
Sarah Chavarria, executive vice president and chief people officer at Delta Dental of California and Affiliates, recently talked with the San Francisco Business Times about benefit plan design for diverse workforces.
Nov 10, 2021
Join our Pantry Challenge for Month of Service
Delta Dental of California is announcing a Pantry Challenge sweepstakes to celebrate our Month of Service from Nov. 9-30, 2021.
Oct 26, 2021
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to Provide More Than $20 Million to Nonprofit Organizations
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation today announced it is providing more than $20 million in funding to various nonprofit organizations throughout the 15 states and the District of Columbia in which Delta Dental of California operates.
Oct 06, 2021
Forbes: A truly diverse and inclusive workplace starts with an inclusive benefit design
The traditional approach to benefit design is no longer sufficient in supporting an increasingly diverse workforce.
Sep 27, 2021
Delta Dental of California Sells Equity Stake Investment Back to Moda Holdings Group, Inc.
Delta Dental of California today announced it is selling back to Moda Holdings Group, Inc. the $152.4 million equity stake investment it made in 2019 for a 49.5 percent share in Moda Partners, Inc.
Sep 16, 2021
For Delta Dental customers impacted by recent natural disasters
A number of municipalities in parts of the U.S. have declared states of emergency due to the impacts of recent natural disasters.
Sep 01, 2021
Delta Dental of California and P&R Dental Strategies partner to integrate Dentaqual® dentist quality rating system into Delta Dental’s dentist directory listings
Delta Dental of California and P&R Dental Strategies, the leading supplier of data-driven business solutions for dental payers, today announced a partnership that began in April 2021 to integrate the DentaQual dentist quality rating system into Delta Dental of California’s network dentist directory listings.
Aug 19, 2021
Kick off the school year with a smile: 3 back-to-school tips
It’s that time again; kids are going back to school. They are set with new clothes, school supplies, and a packed schedule.
Aug 05, 2021
Delta Dental of California Named One of Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists in 2020 by San Francisco Business Times for Fourth Consecutive Year
Delta Dental of California today announced it has been recognized as one of the top 100 corporate philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.
Jul 06, 2021
Delta Dental Insurance Company Applauds New Electronic Communication Delivery Legislation for Health Benefit Plans in Texas
Delta Dental Insurance Company, an affiliate of Delta Dental of California, today announced its support for recently enacted legislation in Texas (S.B. 2124) that enables medical, dental and vision health benefit plans operating within the state to transition from paper-based to electronic delivery of certain customer communications.
Jun 24, 2021
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Donates $1.5 Million to Feed Hungry Californians
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation today announced $1.5 million in grants to food banks that touch every county in California.
May 28, 2021
It’s National Smile Month – 5 ways to make brushing fun for your little ones
In celebration of this year’s National Smile Month, Delta Dental is excited to bring awareness to your child’s oral health by offering our tips for tiny teeth and advice on fun ways to engage your kids in forming healthy dental habits.
Mar 23, 2021
Meals on Wheels San Francisco Receives $500,000 Grant from Delta Dental Community Care Foundation
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation and Meals on Wheels San Francisco today announced a partnership to improve the oral health of the Bay Area’s most vulnerable seniors. Meals on Wheels received a grant of $500,000 in support of its operations and to begin planning for future work.
Mar 15, 2021
Roadmap to a Healthy Smile: Oral Health Tips for Each Life Stage
Consistent oral care and wellness habits are important during every stage of your life. So important, that every year we celebrate World Oral Health Day internationally on March 20.
Feb 23, 2021
Edith Dorsey: Your story begins when someone believes in you
As we celebrate Black History Month, and as businesses make strides to develop bold diversity and inclusion strategies, I’ve been reflecting on the good fortune I’ve had to engage with exceptional leaders who encouraged me in my early years and taught me to believe in myself.
Feb 22, 2021
Delta Dental of California and its Affiliates Announce New Teledentistry Offerings
Delta Dental of California and its affiliates today announced two new teledentistry offerings that enable plan members the option to receive preventive oral health care consultation remotely.
Feb 01, 2021
Video – How Delta Dental Community Care Foundation partners adapted to serve their communities amid the pandemic
2020 was tough for nonprofits. In spite of increased demand for services amid reduced resources, they managed to help their communities navigate and respond to the year’s challenges. Learn how our support helped the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Mana Ministries and Good Samaritan Health Center.
Jan 28, 2021
Helping your child’s smile shine
February is Children’s Dental Health Month. What better time to help ensure that your child’s smile shines brightly for years to come? Here’s some useful tips for protecting your child’s teeth from infancy on.
Dec 01, 2020
It’s Giving Tuesday – Here’s How You Can Give Back This Holiday Season
December 1 marks Giving Tuesday, which is a global movement to encourage people to do good. And despite Christmas decorations appearing in stores in August, it also marks the beginning of the holiday season, which is a time where many people think about those in their communities who might be less fortunate and in need of clothing, food, toys or other assistance.
Dec 01, 2020
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Marks Giving Tuesday with $2.5 Million in Grants to Fight Food Insecurity
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced that it is giving $2.5 million to 39 food banks across 15 states and Washington, D.C. This announcement falls on Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement that encourages people and organizations to do good, which has deeper resonance amid the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Nov 16, 2020
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Awards $100,000 to Joint Military Coalition
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation today announced that it has awarded $100,000 to the Joint Military Coalition to provide oral health and wellness scholarships and certification support to members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard as well as transitioning veterans and their family members.
Nov 05, 2020
Dental Health is About Much More Than a Smile
In the military, you knew the importance of maintaining your gear and making sure everything was in tip-top shape. As a veteran, you now have the responsibility to take care of something even more important: your health and the health of your family.
Aug 26, 2020
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Awards $11 million in Grants to Nonprofits
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has given grants to more than 250 organizations, totaling $11 million to provide relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These unrestricted grants were intended to help the Foundation’s nonprofit partners continue to provide vital services to the most vulnerable members of their communities.
Aug 06, 2020
Delta Dental of California Named Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropist by San Francisco Business Times for the Third Year in A Row
Delta Dental of California today announced it has been named number 25 of the top 100 corporate philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. This is the third consecutive year Delta Dental of California has been recognized for its support of Bay Area charities.
Jul 22, 2020
Delta Dental of California and its Affiliates Announce Additional $100 Million in Funding to its COVID-19 Financial Assistance Loan Program
Delta Dental of California, which offers comprehensive oral health care coverage to more than 36 million members, today announced it is making available an additional $100 million in loan funding to its independent provider network across 15 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for economic assistance and COVID-19-related relief.
Jul 01, 2020
Delta Dental of California and its Affiliates Deliver Additional Financial Assistance in Response to COVID-19
Delta Dental of California and its affiliates announced this week additional financial assistance initiatives that include premium relief for customers and reimbursements for dental providers to help cover the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other expenses.
Apr 28, 2020
Delta Dental of California and its Affiliate Companies Announce Partnership With Lendeavor for $200 Million Covid-19 Financial Assistance Program
Delta Dental of California today announced details of a $200 million loan program through a partnership with Lendeavor that will provide economic assistance and post-COVID-19 pandemic relief for its independent provider network.
Apr 23, 2020
Delta Dental encourages dental provider community to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in support of “Protecting People Everywhere” COVID-19 initiative
Delta Dental is encouraging PPE donations through the “Protecting People Everywhere” initiative.
Apr 21, 2020
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Pledges $2 Million in Funding to Support New York State Organizations Responding to COVID-19
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced today that it is pledging $2 million in funding for organizations in New York state that are at the forefront of helping those most impacted by COVID-19. This announcement brings total funding from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation for COVID-19 response to $11 million.
Apr 15, 2020
Delta Dental of California Announces $200 Million COVID-19-related Financial Aid Program to Support its Independent Network Providers
Delta Dental of California today announced it is establishing a $200 million loan program to provide economic assistance and post-COVID-19 pandemic relief for its independent provider network across 15 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Mar 27, 2020
Important Information For Our Providers About Teledentistry
The ADA and government agencies recommend postponing elective procedures at this time. Please use teledentistry to assess your patients for non-emergency consults, before patients come into the office.
Mar 24, 2020
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Announces $5 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Response
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced today that it is making $5 million in funding available to organizations across its 15-state service area that are at the forefront of helping the communities most impacted by COVID-19. Funds will support a variety of response activities for at risk populations.
Mar 20, 2020
A Message to Delta Dental Customers and Patients About Coronavirus
The health and well-being of Delta Dental enrollees, dental care providers and employees is our top priority.
Mar 20, 2020
A Message to Delta Dental Providers About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The health and well-being of Delta Dental providers, customers, enrollees and employees is our mission and priority. We are actively monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Feb 05, 2020
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Endows Scholarship at University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced it has given $1 million to the UCSF School of Dentistry to create the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Opportunity."
Sep 16, 2019
Delta Dental Of California And Affiliates Announce New Treatment Service Through Virtudent To Improve Access To Preventive Oral Care
Delta dental of california and affiliates announce new treatment service through virtudent to improve access to preventive oral care
Aug 14, 2019
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Announces 2019 Student Leadership Award Recipients
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation today announced the recipients of its annual Delta Dental Student Leadership Awards. 29 exceptional dental school students will each receive $10,000 in recognition of leadership abilities and dedication to providing dental care and oral health education.
Jul 29, 2019
Delta Dental of California Named One of 2019’s Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists by San Francisco Business Times
Delta Dental of California has been recognized as one of the top 100 corporate philanthropists in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.
Apr 11, 2019
Oakland A’s Team Up with Delta Dental of California
Delta Dental and the A's are committed to making a social impact within the communities they serve and are coming together through employee-driven volunteer initiatives to benefit people in need throughout Oakland and the Bay Area.
Apr 02, 2019
Kenzie Ferguson Joins Delta Dental of California as Vice President of Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility
Delta Dental is pleased to announce Kenzie Ferguson as its new vice president of foundation and corporate social responsibility.
Mar 20, 2019
Delta Dental of California and Philips Oral Health Establish Partnership to Advance Oral Health and Improve Health Care Outcomes
Delta Dental of California, its affiliates and Philips Oral Healthcare division today announced a partnership born out of a shared mission to promote and improve oral health and wellness.
Feb 28, 2019
Delta Dental of California and Moda Announce Completion of Strategic Partnership Deal
Delta Dental of California and Moda today announced the completion of a $152.4 million investment by Delta Dental of California for a 49.5% stake in Moda, a holding company with health-related lines of business.
Feb 26, 2019
Michael J. Castro Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of California and Affiliates
Delta Dental of California and affiliates today announced that the Board of Directors has named Michael J. Castro as President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of California and affiliates.
Feb 12, 2019
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Grants $50,000 to UNLV School of Dental Medicine Community Clinics
Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Grants $50,000 to UNLV School of Dental Medicine Community Clinics.