Tri-state veterans gain access to oral health care thanks to over $200,000 in donations from Northeast Delta Dental in 2021


Northeast Delta Dental partners with Dental Life Network (DLN) and contributes to several other causes to cover vets in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
CONCORD, NH., 2021 — Through a continued partnership with Dental Lifeline Network, (DLN) and several other veterans’ organizations, Northeast Delta Dental has donated over $200,000 this year to improve the oral health of uninsured veterans.
The company has contributed over $150,000 to several causes that provide access to oral healthcare for veterans including: Maine Veterans Dental Network, NH Veterans Dental Network and Littleton Veterans Dental Program.
In addition, Northeast Delta Dental has contributed over $50,000 to DLN to connect 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.
“We are committed to decreasing gaps in dental care for veterans, said Tom Raffio, president and CEO, Northeast Delta Dental.  “Oral health is directly connected to overall health, so it’s critical that we provide this care to our soldiers who have served on our behalf.”
Since the program's inception, Delta Dental companies across the country, including Northeast Delta Dental, have contributed more than $400,000, including over $155,000 in 2021, which has supported the mobilization of $3.6M in oral health care delivered to over 2,000 veterans, according to DLN. Northeast Delta Dental alone has provided care to over 190 veterans this year through DLN programs and contributed more than $50,000.
Other veterans programs that Northeast Delta Dental supported this year include:

  • Veterans Celebration through the Centennial Senior Center (GoodLife)
  • Vets & Pets program through Easterseals
  • Veterans Count through Easterseals

About Northeast Delta Dental
Northeast Delta Dental, a nonprofit member company of Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), is the region’s most trusted name in dental insurance for companies of all sizes, individuals, and families in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Northeast Delta Dental administers dental benefits for over 965,000 people, with a network of 1,856 participating dentists, or 88% of the total dentists in the tri-state area. To learn more about their products and how they can keep you smiling, visit In 2021, the company was named ‘Business of the Year, Insurance by Business NH Magazine. Visit to learn more.
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 improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way to get help. Through a volunteer network of 15,000 dentists and 3,500 laboratories, DLN develops and coordinates direct-service charity programs resulting in life-changing and life-saving treatment. Visit to learn more. 
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