Delta Dental of Illinois a proud contributor to oral health campaign for veterans

Posted on November 11, 2021 in General oral health

military woman holding a young girl in the middle of many American flags outsideOn Veterans Day, Delta Dental of Illinois thanks veterans and active members of our armed services for bravely serving our country and underscores its ongoing commitment to expanding access to oral health care.

Through a continued partnership with Dental Lifeline Network's (DLN) "Will You See One Vet" campaign, Delta Dental of Illinois joins Delta Dental companies across the country in helping to improve access to oral health care for veterans. Since the program's inception, Delta Dental companies have contributed more than $400,000, including nearly $100,000 from Delta Dental of Illinois, which has supported the mobilization of $3.6M in oral health care delivered to over 2,000 veterans, according to DLN.

This funding enables DLN to connect thousands of veterans with volunteer dentists, hygienists, and other oral health care professionals to receive care, as many veterans do not have dental coverage through their VA benefits.

The "Will You See One Vet" campaign aims to expand the network of dentists and their teams who volunteer to see one veteran with special needs one time each year. Funding from Delta Dental has supported this effort and aided in recruiting more than 1,000 volunteers to participate in the campaign.