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It’s all about the people for Delta Dental’s new CHRO, Sarah Chavarria
Sarah Chavarria, the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Delta Dental of California and its affiliates, has plans to create rewarding experiences for our 3,500 employees.
Update: Status change in proposed settlement between Delta Dental of California and CDA
The Superior Court of California vacated the dates for the approval process of the proposed settlement between Delta Dental of California and the California Dental Association. This was done in order to allow the parties time to address an issue that has arisen; a case management conference is scheduled for October 11, 2017.
Delta Dental donates $10,000 to Texas Mission of Mercy
The Texas Mission of Mercy, a program of the Texas Dental Association’s Smiles Foundation, will use the donation from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to provide free dental care to underserved Texans.
Delta Dental wins contract renewal to administer Active Duty Dental Program
Delta Dental of California has been selected by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) to continue as the dental benefits provider for the Commissioned Corps officers under the Active Duty Dental Program (ADDP).
MohammadReza Navid promoted to GVP of Sales
Delta Dental of California and its affiliates named MohammadReza Navid, an 11-year veteran of the company, as group vice president of Sales.
Robert Budd promoted to GVP of Marketing
Robert Budd is the new group vice president of Marketing for Delta Dental of California and its affiliates.
Supporting oral health in NY: Delta Dental of New York, Inc., awards $50,000 to America’s ToothFairy
The grant will help narrow the care gap and support dental health care and education in the New York counties of Bronx, Queens, New York, Westchester, Orange, Richmond, Suffolk and Kings.
Delta Dental awards $50,000 grant to support oral health education in L.A. County
America's ToothFairy Greater Los Angeles Oral Health Zone program® takes a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of tooth decay and its devastating effects on children, and Delta Dental’s grant will support its education of L.A. County residents on prevention and dental health.
Update: Status change in proposed settlement between Delta Dental of California and CDA.
The Superior Court of California vacated the dates for the approval process of the proposed settlement between Delta Dental of California and the California Dental Association. This was done in order to allow the parties time to address an issue that has arisen; a case management conference is scheduled for August 25, 2017.
Penn Dental Medicine awarded $650,000 Delta Dental grant for community outreach
Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and its affiliates awarded a $650,000 grant to Penn Dental Medicine to support PennSmiles, the school’s oral health education and care program for schoolchildren and their families.
“A” ratings for our group of companies affirmed by A.M. Best
A.M. Best has affirmed its ratings of “A” (Excellent) for Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania.
Delta Dental awards $17,000 grant to the Maryland State Dental Association Foundation
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation awarded a $17,000 grant to the Maryland State Dental Association Foundation for a box truck to assist in Mission of Mercy clinics.
Recognizing exceptional leaders: Delta Dental of California awards grants to six dental school students
Delta Dental of California is awarding six dental school students with the F. Gene Dixon Student Leadership Award and $20,000 each.
Delta Dental of California names Kevin Jackson SVP of strategy
Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies name Kevin Jackson senior vice president of strategy.
Delta Dental awards $25,000 grant to Florida Mission of Mercy event
Delta Dental announced a $25,000 grant to the 2017 Florida Mission of Mercy event, a program of the Florida Dental Association Foundation.
Delta Dental promotes Tom Leibowitz to group vice president of underwriting and actuarial
Delta Dental of California has promoted Tom Leibowitz to group vice president of underwriting and actuarial.
Proposed settlement of California provider contract litigation announced
The California Dental Association (CDA) and Delta Dental of California (Delta Dental) jointly announced a proposed class action settlement of litigation.
Delta Dental hires Dr. Kenneth Yale as senior vice president and chief clinical officer
Delta Dental has hired Dr. Ken Yale as senior vice president and chief clinical officer for the organization and its affiliates.
Delta Dental promotes Walter Sanchez to vice president of internal audit
Delta Dental has promoted Walter Sanchez to vice president of internal audit, and he will serve as the company’s chief audit executive.
Delta Dental promotes Casey Harlin to vice president of customer experience
Delta Dental has promoted Casey Harlin to lead the newly-formed customer experience department.
Delta Dental hires Earl Nakahara as vice president of risk, ethics and compliance
Delta Dental has hired Earl Nakahara to lead the newly restructured department of risk, ethics and compliance.
Delta Dental foundation gives nearly $4 million to dental clinics
Delta Dental of California foundation awarded nearly 4 million dollars to 374 dental clinics to increase access to dental care.
Delta Dental of California remaining in 16 public exchanges
Delta Dental of California and its affiliates commit to remaining in 16 state and federal exchanges for plan year 2017.
California: Vote Yes on 56
Delta Dental of California is proud to be part of the coalition supporting Prop 56, the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016.
Delta Dental promotes Joe Ruiz to group VP of government programs
Delta Dental of California has promoted Joe Ruiz to group vice president of government programs, which includes state and federal contracts.
A.M. Best upgrades our group of companies to ‘A’
A.M. Best upgraded its financial strength ratings for Delta Dental of California and three of our affiliates to ‘A’
Delta Dental awards grants to 60 dental school students
2016 leadership awards recognize outstanding dental school graduates from 20 schools.
Delta Dental awarded Denti-Cal administrative services contract
Delta Dental continues as administrator for Denti-Cal, the California oral health Medicaid program for underserved children and adults.
Delta Dental wins award for oral health educational video
The video has taught thousands of children about oral health.
Delta Dental grant aims to improve oral health for Texas children
Delta Dental awards America’s ToothFairy $50,000 grant to spread oral health awareness in Texas schools.
More pregnant women accessing dental care, Delta Dental says
New Delta Dental survey data show more pregnant women nationwide are paying attention to their oral health by visiting the dentist.
Delta Dental donates $20,000 to Florida Mission of Mercy
The Florida Mission of Mercy, now in its third year, helps bring dental care to the state's underserved. Delta Dental - one of the original sponsors of this event - this year contributed $20,000 to the cause.
Tooth Fairy giving down 10.32% from 2014
The Tooth Fairy gave a total of $256 million for lost teeth in 2015.
Delta Dental of California promotes Nilesh Patel to executive vice president and chief operations officer
The 10-year Delta Dental veteran has served as senior vice president of operations and state government programs since 2006.
Delta Dental of California promotes Kevin Jackson to senior vice president of underwriting and actuarial
The University of California, Berkeley, graduate is responsible for providing strategic planning, direction and leadership for the company’s underwriting and actuarial activities.
Delta Dental of California names Michelle Bonfilio vice president of human resources
Bonfilio brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in human resources management.
Delta Dental of California promotes Karen Robinson to vice president of corporate affairs
Robinson will also serve as the chief of staff to Delta Dental of California president and CEO, Anthony S. Barth.
Delta Dental of California promotes Janine Hempelman to vice president of information technology shared services
Hempelman will be responsible for the project management office, architecture, configuration, business and systems analysis, and test and release engineering.
Delta Dental of California promotes Belinda Martinez to executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer
Martinez is a 28-year veteran of the group of companies.
Delta Dental raises nearly $800,000 to fight pancreatic cancer
Former president and CEO Gary D. Radine led fundraising effort for this donation to the American Cancer Society.
Top 8 reasons keeping parents away from the office
Delta Dental survey shows what is stopping you from getting to work this winter.
TRICARE Retiree Dental Program celebrates 1.5 million enrollees milestone
Delta Dental has provided quality dental coverage to the nation’s military retirees and their families since December 2012.
Anthony S. Barth becomes president and CEO of Delta Dental of California and affiliated companies
Barth takes over for Gary D. Radine, who retired on December 31, 2015.

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