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Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation

Improving the oral health of Iowans

It’s Said That Charity Begins at Home

Our home – the state of Iowa – has over 3 million people.  And not all of them have the same access to good oral health care.  So we consider it our obligation to help level the playing field.

Through the Delta Dental of Iowa Public Benefit Program, we fund projects that promote oral health, advance the career of dentistry, provide care to those who might otherwise go without it, and so much more. 

Learn more and see why helping Iowa smile feels good. 

2015 DD Annual Report Cover  Front Page Annual Report 2016 Video 
Click to view eReader report. Click to view video report. 

2015 Public Benefit Funding

For more information on the Foundation or a specific program, click on the links below or contact:

Suzanne Heckenlaible, Executive Director at (515) 261-5500
Beth Jones, Public Benefit Manager (515) 261-5591
Maren Lenhart, Public Benefit Planning Analyst (515) 261-5590
Lana Lichtenstein, Executive Assistant, Boards (515) 261-5576

Strategic Goals

The Foundation's long-term goals of improving the oral health of Iowa children and the elderly by 2020.

Helping Iowa Smile

Learn more about how the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation and Public Benefit Program have improved the oral health of more than 100,000 Iowans.

Oral Health for Aging

Learn more about the Foundation's initiatives to improve the oral health of aging Iowans.

Grant Funding

Information and applications for the Foundation's large grants, mini-grants and in-kind toothbrush donations.

Grant Management System Return Users, click here.

FIND Project and Loan Repayment Program

Dentists practicing in underserved areas of Iowa can apply for grants to repay dental education debt.

Foundation Board of Directors and Officers

Photos and biography of current directors and officers.


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