Delta Dental of Arizona Rolls Up Sleeves for St. Vincent de Paul;
Dental Provider Honors 50th Anniversary with Day of Service
(GLENDALE, Ariz. – Aug. 12, 2022) – On Aug. 3, more than 30 Delta Dental of Arizona employees came together to support the critical work of St. Vincent de Paul. Throughout the day, volunteers prepared and served 237 meals to St. Vincent de Paul clients, and the team also handed out fresh to-go food bags they assembled. Dentists from the Delta Dental board also got involved, volunteering their time to the Delta Dental of Arizona Oral Health Center at the Virginia G. Piper Medical and Dental Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul, providing screenings and fluoride varnish to nearly 100 local children.
“We are proud of the partnership we established with St. Vincent de Paul more than a decade ago; a partnership that culminated in a $1 million donation to the organization in 2017 to create the comprehensive charity dental clinic that provides treatment and preventive care to children and adults without insurance,” says Michael Jones, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona. “As part of our 50th anniversary, which we are celebrating throughout 2022, we are working with valued partners like St. Vincent de Paul on volunteer efforts that provide team-building opportunities for our organization while benefitting the community at large.”
In addition to this volunteer effort, Delta Dental also took part in Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy clinics in northern Arizona earlier this summer. The organization also partnered with Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) to release a free “Mouth-Health Cookbook” in both English and Spanish and with Arizona PBS on an educational outreach program to promote good oral health to children in rural communities across the state.
To see the Delta Dental of Arizona volunteers in action, visit www.facebook.com/deltadentalaz
About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1.2 million enrollees and more than 3,500 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for 50 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups, and individuals. Since 2010, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, gave $15 million to support oral health education and disease prevention programs for underserved and uninsured communities across the state. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit www.deltadentalaz.com.