Delta Dental of Illinois Announces New Vice President of Dental Services

NAPERVILLE, Ill. July 18, 2017 – Delta Dental of Illinois today announced the hiring of Dr. Sheila Strock as vice president of dental services. In this newly created post, Strock will provide strategic direction for dental policy, quality management programs and programs based on dental science, as well as oversee dental policy, network development and clinical review.

With more than 35 years of experience in dentistry and the dental benefits industry, Strock most recently served as vice president of dental services at Delta Dental of Minnesota, providing leadership and strategic direction for activities associated with dental policy development and implementation, utilization management and research. A respected dental science advocate, she has collaborated with other dental health professionals to publish research studies in leading dental health journals.

“With a wealth of knowledge and experience in dental science and benefits, Sheila is perfectly suited to help us advance our oral health mission and further our strategic goals,” said Bernie Glossy, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois. “Sheila will be a tremendous asset to our company. As a passionate oral health leader with an impeccable track record, she brings the vision, leadership and expertise needed to strengthen Delta Dental of Illinois’ position as an oral health leader.”

Prior to her tenure at Delta Dental of Minnesota, Strock served as senior manager of interprofessional relations at the American Dental Association in Chicago and was responsible for coordinating liaison activities with numerous dental specialty, government and professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and The Joint Commission. Prior to that, she served as enterprise dental policy officer at Delta Dental of California. Strock received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her master’s degree in public health from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

About Delta Dental of Illinois
Delta Dental of Illinois is a not-for-profit dental service corporation that provides dental benefit programs to individuals and families, and more than 6,000 employee groups throughout Illinois. Delta Dental of Illinois covers 2 million individuals, employees and family members nationwide. Delta Dental of Illinois is based in Naperville, Illinois and offers single-site administration and client services.

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