On Veterans Day 2020, Delta Dental thanked the heroes who have served America, and reaffirmed its commitment to provide and support pathways for oral health care for veterans.

As a continued part of the organization’s commitment to American veterans, a number of Delta Dental companies across the country have partnered with the Dental Lifeline Network (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 dental practitioners who donate comprehensive care to those who need it most.

To date, according a press release, these Delta Dental companies have contributed $250,000 to the project, which equates to more than $2.25 million in care delivered to veterans, according to DLN. These donations significantly expanded access to oral health care for veterans, as well as recruitment efforts to find more volunteer dental practitioners.

“At the core of Delta Dental’s mission is the belief that everyone deserves a healthy smile. Across the country, Delta Dental companies are dedicated to improving the oral and overall health of Americans by making dental coverage more accessible and affordable. Delta Dental is proud to partner with DLN’s Lifeline Heroes Challenge for Veterans to ensure support for our country’s heroes on their oral health care journey,” said Emily O’Brien, Delta Dental Plans Association spokeswoman.

“Delta Dental’s generosity has been an incredible help in our efforts to provide dental care to more veterans,” Fred Leviton, DLN president and chief executive officer, said. “More funds raised means more heroes served, and we couldn’t be more thankful for that. These veterans served their country for all of us, and the least we can do is try and give back to them. Delta Dental’s dedication to giving back to veterans is helping DLN change and improve lives.”