Delta Dental Companies and Dental Lifeline Network Continue their Shared Commitment to Supporting the Oral Health of America’s Veterans

Washington, D.C. — November 10, 2023 — In recognition of Veterans Day, Delta Dental is proud to highlight its ongoing commitment to helping ensure our nation’s veterans have access to the oral health care they need through our partnership with Dental Lifeline Network (DLN). 

Since the partnership began in 2020, Delta Dental companies across the country have joined with DLN’s Lifeline Heroes Challenge to improve comprehensive dental care for veterans in need. To date, Delta Dental companies have contributed more than $761,000, which has supported the mobilization of $13.2 million in donated oral health care delivered to veterans, according to DLN.

“Our service men and women put their lives on the line every day for us. In return, they deserve the simple pleasure of a healthy smile,” says Tom Raffio, President & CEO, Northeast Delta Dental. “We are so grateful to DLN for helping us to carry out our mission of providing oral health care access to all.”

“We express profound appreciation for our continued partnership with Delta Dental in advancing oral health care for our veterans,” remarked Lynda Ricketson, DLN President & CEO. “The benevolence of dedicated partners like Delta Dental has played a pivotal role in enhancing the overall quality of life for those who have served.”

Dentists can visit Dental Lifeline Why I Dental to learn more about volunteer opportunities with DLN to honor and support veterans in the community. 

About Northeast Delta Dental

Northeast Delta Dental administers dental benefits in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, offering dental insurance programs for businesses and nonprofits of all sizes, and individuals and families with no access to employer-sponsored dental benefits.

About Delta Dental Plans Association

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Delta Dental Plans Association is the not-for-profit national association of the 39 independent Delta Dental companies. Through these companies, Delta Dental is the nation's largest dental benefits provider, covering more than 89 million Americans and offering the country's largest dental network with approximately 152,000 participating dentists. Over the last decade, Delta Dental companies and their foundations invested over $1.9 billion to improve the oral and overall health of our communities.

About Dental Lifeline Network

Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) is a national charitable organization and strategic partner of the American Dental Association. DLN's mission is to provide comprehensive dental care to adults with special needs across the United States. Through a volunteer network of 12,718 dentists and 3,247 laboratories, DLN develops and coordinates direct-service charity programs resulting in life-changing treatment. Visit to learn more.