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Smiles for Kids Program

DDF Grant General Contribution Request:

Serving Our Community

Delta Dental is committed to helping improve access to oral health for the citizens of North Carolina. As a result, the company annually provides support for projects to help people who need treatment but lack the means to obtain it.

In addition, Delta Dental sponsors other activities designed to promote dental education and increase awareness of the importance of oral health.

Examples of current projects are the following: 

  • The North Carolina Mission of Mercy events, which provides free dental care to hundreds of underserved persons during two-day events throughout the state.
  • Grants to community organizations such as Community Care of Rowan County and Duke Pediatric Dentistry.
  • An annual scholarship to benefit the University of North Carolina’s dental students, faculty, and programs. This scholarship was established as a means of assisting a deserving University of North Carolina dental student, as well as honoring Dr. Glenn Bitler, the founder of Delta Dental of North Carolina.
  • Donations of oral health information, a children’s coloring book on dental care, and toothbrushes for community events/outreach programs.

Delta Dental Foundation

The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980 by Delta Dental of Michigan, one of the largest administrators of group dental benefits plans in the United States. The Delta Dental Foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs.

Each year the Delta Dental Foundation provides financial support, in the form of grants, to various organizations.

General Contribution Request

Smiles for Kids grants program



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