Each Veterans Day, Delta Dental of Arizona thanks the members of our armed services for bravely serving our country and underscores our ongoing commitment to expanding access to oral health care.
Because oral health is so connected to overall health, it’s important to expand access to oral health care for everybody, including our nation’s veterans.
Through a continued partnership with Dental Lifeline Network’s (DLN) “Will You See One Vet” campaign, Delta Dental companies across the country are improving access to oral health care for veterans. Since the program launched, Delta Dental companies, including the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, have contributed more than $400,000. In 2020 and 2021, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation granted $25,000 to help support this expansion and improvement of oral health care services. This expansion includes:
- The mobilization of $3.6M in health care
- Over 2,000 veterans served
DLN is a national charitable organization and partner of the American Dental Association. With a volunteer network of over 15,000 dentists and 3,500 laboratories, DLN’s mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help.
Together this funding enables DLN to connect thousands of veterans with volunteer dentists, hygienists, and other oral health care professionals to receive care, as many veterans do not have dental coverage through their VA benefits.
The “Will You See One Vet” campaign aims to expand the network of dentists and their teams who volunteer to see one veteran with special needs one time each year. Funding from the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has helped support this effort and aided in recruiting more than 1,000 volunteers to participate in the campaign.
“We couldn’t be more thankful for Delta Dental’s ongoing dedication in helping Dental Lifeline Network make a life-changing and life-saving impact on the lives of more veterans,” said Fred Leviton, DLN President & CEO. “Many of our nation’s heroes would not get oral health care if it were not for the ongoing support of our volunteers and supporters like Delta Dental.”
We are proud of our ongoing partnership with DLN to deliver care to our nation’s heroes. To learn more about the work of our Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, our impact in the local community, and the partners we support we invite you to visit our Foundation online: https://www.deltadentalaz.com/foundation/