Delta Dental of Tennessee gifts $563,000 to East Tennessee dental clinics

Posted 1/28/20

NASHVILLE —  Delta Dental of Tennessee (Delta Dental), Tennessee’s largest independent dental benefits carrier, today announced the donation of $563,000 to East Tennessee dental clinics via its charitable arm, the Smile180 Foundation.

The funds are used to support community clinics in providing dental cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges and dentures to those in need.

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Delta Dental of Tennessee gifts $563,000 to East Tennessee dental clinics

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NASHVILLE —  Delta Dental of Tennessee (Delta Dental), Tennessee’s largest independent dental benefits carrier, today announced the donation of $563,000 to East Tennessee dental clinics via its charitable arm, the Smile180 Foundation.
The funds are used to support community clinics in providing dental cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges and dentures to those in need.

“At Delta Dental of Tennessee, we know that a beautiful and healthy smile makes a huge impact on self-esteem and success in careers and school,” said Dr. Phil Wenk, CEO and president of Delta Dental of Tennessee. “Giving back to the communities in which our employees and members live, work and play is a huge priority for our team. We can make a positive impact by assisting our Tennessee clinic partners in their efforts to create affordable dental care for all — regardless of financial status.”

Benefiting dental clinics and community events include Cleveland’s Karis Dental; Dodson Avenue Community Health Center, Chattanooga; Friends in Need Healthcare, Kingsport; First Love on Main, Morristown; Healing Hands Health Center, Bristol; InterFaith Health Clinic, Knoxville; Joining Hands Health Center, Jefferson City; Keystone Dental Center, Johnson City; Smiles, Inc., South Pittsburg; Trinity Dental Clinic, Maryville; Volunteer Ministry Center, Knoxville; Beersheba Springs Medical Center, Beersheba Springs; and Remote Area Medical, Rockford.
Smile180 represents the transformative power of a healthy smile to turn someone's life around. We believe a smile is attractive, promotes confidence, and is essential to a healthy, productive life.
Community is one of the core values of Delta Dental of Tennessee. The company lives that out through its support of efforts that enhance the health and well-being of those in our community by improving oral health in our state.
The Smile180 Foundation supports Tennessee's dental colleges, children's hospitals, free and reduced-cost dental clinics, and other like-minded charities.

Delta Dental of Tennessee is the state’s largest independent dental benefits carrier with more than 1.2 million lives covered.

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