Community Partner Spotlight: Northeast Delta Dental

DeltaDental logoAs the region’s most trusted name in dental benefits, Northeast Delta Dental, offers dental insurance programs to more than 800,000 people in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont including individuals, families, and small and large businesses.  Our dental plans focus on keeping small oral health problems from becoming larger ones through promoting regular cleanings and other preventive procedures.

Our mission is to advance the oral health and overall wellness of our customers and the general public and we work to improve access to, and the quality of, oral health care and education for both the dental communities and the general public in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

We support dental clinics that offer care to those who otherwise may not receive it, fund dental loan repayment programs for dentists working in rural settings through the Finance Authority of Maine, and support advocacy for improved access to preventive and comprehensive oral health care for all Maine residents through the Maine Oral Health Coalition.

We are proud to support and be actively involved with nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve in Maine.  One of the projects we are most proud of is our support of the University of New England College of Dental Medicine which welcomed their inaugural class of sixty-four students in the fall of 2013.  As the lead contributor to the College of Dental Medicine, Maine’s first-ever dental school, we are proud that 24 of these students are from Maine.

We recently launched our patient-centered oral health program, Health through Oral Wellness® or [HOW®] for short to encourage individuals to have a conversation with their dentist about their risk for oral disease and discuss how they can minimize their oral health risks. Additionally, we created our award-winning video series, Better Benefits, to highlight our networks and dental plan options for organizations of all sizes and individuals and families.

In 2015, we began a partnership with Maine Community Health Options to offer embedded pediatric dental coverage in three of their 2015 health insurance plans available to residents of Maine and New Hampshire.

We are also proud supporters of programs that strengthen the nonprofit sector, serve Maine’s residents, and benefit the local economy.  When nonprofit organizations partner with government organizations, businesses, and engaged local residents, and share common goals, everyone wins.

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