Delta gives $1.1M to charitably run Tennessee dental practices

Delta Dental of Tennessee is providing 24 safety-net dental practices with $1.1 million in funding for operating costs.

Delta will also be providing the practices with a separate allowance for equipment and supplies,
according to a May 26 news release.

The practices receiving funding give dental care to tens of thousands of people every year, providing 36,752 procedures last year to patients who may not have received treatment otherwise. Tennessee, which has 450,000 people enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, is one of the three states that does not offer dental coverage to patients registered for those programs.

This is Delta's third set of donations during May. The DSO previously credited all Tennessee dentists with $1,000 and awarded $50,000 to nonprofit organizations providing COVID-19 relief in Tennessee.

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