Delta Dental of Arizona Receives 2018 IMPACT Award from Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Honored as Community Champion for support of oral health initiatives throughout Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 29, 2018) - For more than 30 years, the Greater Phoenix Chamber has honored and recognized the best of the best in Valley businesses and on May 24th, awarded Delta Dental of Arizona (DDAZ) with their IMPACT award as the Community Champion for small to medium business with under 250 employees. DDAZ joined seven other local companies on the list this year and all were recognized at the IMPACT Awards luncheon.

As the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, DDAZ serves more than 1 million enrollees and more than 3,400 contracted dentists across the state. For more than 45 years, the company has been committed to the oral health of Arizonan’s through an emphasis on preventative care, oral health education and assistance to underserved and underinsured communities. 

DDAZ was selected as this year’s Community Champion for their steadfast support of the underserved populations in the state, providing more than $12 million in funding through its foundation since 2006. That funding is utilized by deserving non-profits for various sealant and fluoride treatments, oral health educators, mobile dental screenings and more. In 2018 alone, the foundation granted nearly $800K to 37 non-profits throughout Arizona. In late 2017, the company also announced a $1 million gift to the St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic to deliver preventive and emergency oral health care for underserved children and adults over the next 10 years.

In addition, one of Delta Dental of Arizona’s core values is social responsibility—doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons to benefit the communities we serve. For example, in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Delta Dental of Arizona joined other Delta Dental companies to donate nearly $715,000 to assist with relief efforts. Around that same time, Delta Dental of Arizona also provided more than 1,200 toothbrushes and 2,000 toothpaste tubes to Chicanos Por La Causa to send to Mexico City for those affected by the devastating earthquake. 

“I am humbled to accept the Community Champion IMPACT Award on behalf of all our great employees across the Delta Dental organization,” said Allan Allford, chief executive officer at Delta Dental of Arizona. “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to provide greater access to affordable oral health care to all Arizonans.” 

The Greater Phoenix Chamber celebrates the accomplishments of businesses and the impact they make on the Greater Phoenix business community. GPCC highlights companies with a strong footprint in the Valley that are deserving of special recognition. 

“This year’s IMPACT Award recipients are truly reflective of the strong leadership, expanding innovation and dedication to the community, that the Greater Phoenix business community is proud to be known for,” said Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Sanders. “These organizations will continue to serve as role models for our community and drive the growth of the Greater Phoenix region for years to come.” 

The 2018 IMPACT Award recipients are:
Small to Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer):

  • 2018 Arizona Advocate – ISM Raceway
  • 2018 Community Champion – Delta Dental of Arizona
  • 2018 Economic Driver – Plaza Companies
  • 2018 Exceptional Innovator – Equality Health

Large Business Category (More than 250 employees):

  • 2018 Arizona Advocate –Arizona Public Service (APS)
  • 2018 Community Champion – Salt River Project (SRP)
  • 2018 Economic Driver – Phoenix Suns
  • 2018 Exceptional Innovator – Phoenix Children’s Hospital


About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1 million enrollees and nearly 3,4300 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for more than 45 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit