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Delta Dental Of California And Affiliates Announce New Treatment Service Through Virtudent To Improve Access To Preventive Oral Care

San Francisco — In its mission to advance oral health and wellness, Delta Dental of California ( and its affiliates today announced a new treatment service that makes it easy and convenient for customers to access diagnostic and preventive dental care to maintain better overall oral health. Through Virtudent, Inc. (, the leading provider of on-premise, preventive dentistry services for employers, Delta Dental customers in select regions of New York, Pennsylvania and Texas will now have the opportunity to receive oral health care at their workplace.

The Virtudent offering brings the diagnostic and preventive services typically performed at a dentist’s office – including a complete oral health exam, cleaning and X-rays – right to the patient’s workplace. The convenient new service for Delta Dental customers is intended to help patients stay healthier and promote preventive oral health by reducing barriers to care and the possibility of more costly and time-consuming procedures in the future.

“Our customers are at the center of everything we do. We want to meet them where they are and provide them with more opportunities to access critical preventive care,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief growth officer of Delta Dental of California. “With the increasing evidence of the connection between oral health and overall health, we want to make it as easy as possible for customers to receive this vital service.”

“We are excited to partner with Delta Dental of California whose mission of advancing dental health and access to care so closely aligns with our own,” said Hitesh Tolani, DMD, founder of Virtudent. “People today are busier than ever and deprioritizing dental visits is all too common, so much so that most patients we see haven’t been to the dentist in over three years. By bringing our high-quality, preventive dental care to even more workplaces we are making it more convenient for patients, meeting them where they are today and working towards accomplishing our mission of helping improve the overall health of the population.”

About Virtudent

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Boston, Virtudent is a teledentistry practice committed to improving overall health and well-being by providing easy access to high-quality, prevention-focused dental care in the workplace. Through partnerships with hundreds of top employers, including Dunkin’ Brands, Microsoft, TJX Companies and Wayfair, they have saved their clients tens of thousands of employee work hours. Their business model brings together experienced dentists, highly-trained hygienists and a unique portable dentistry kit in a convenient setting to address often overlooked oral health. For more information, visit

For More Information, Contact:
  • Delta Dental PR Contact:
  • Tom Sarris
  • Director of Corporate Communications
  • Delta Dental of California
  • Virtudent PR Contact:
  • Carol Arnold
  • Arnold Communications
  • Delta Dental of California
  • (603) 502-0469

About Delta Dental of California

About Delta Dental of California

Since 1955, Delta Dental 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 enterprise includes its affiliates Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., as well as the national DeltaCare USA network, and provides dental benefits to more than 45 million people across 15 states and the District of Columbia*. All are members of the Delta Dental Plans Association based in Chicago, Illinois, the not-for-profit national association that through a national network of Delta Dental companies collectively covers millions of people nationwide. Delta Dental is a registered trademark of Delta Dental Plans Association. For more information about Delta Dental of California and Affiliates, please visit

*Delta Dental of California’s operating areas encompass Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.