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Delta Dental of Illinois honored to help provide funding in oral health care for U.S. veterans

Posted on November 11, 2020 in General oral health


Dental Lifeline Network Lifeline Heroes brand imageThis Veterans Day, Delta Dental of Illinois thanks the heroes who have bravely served our country and reaffirms our commitment to provide and support pathways for oral health care for our veterans.

As a continued part of that commitment, Delta Dental of Illinois has partnered with Dental Lifeline Network’s (DLN) Lifeline Heroes Challenge for Veterans campaign. For many veterans, dental care is not covered by their insurance or their VA benefits. Funding provided through the Lifeline Heroes Challenge enables DLN to link hundreds of veterans with volunteer dentists who donate comprehensive care to those who need it most.

This year, Delta Dental of Illinois awarded two grants totaling $70,000 to this project to help provide much-needed dental care for these veterans. In addition to providing dental services, these funds also provide special support for dental laboratory services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Including Delta Dental of Illinois’ contributions, Delta Dental companies across the country have contributed a combined $250,000 to the project, which equates to more than $2.25 million in care delivered to veterans. These donations significantly expanded access to oral health care for veterans, as well as recruitment efforts to find more volunteer dentists.

For more information on the Dental Lifeline Network’s (DLN) Lifeline Heroes Challenge for Veterans campaign, visit www.lifelineheroesvets.org.