Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Donates $150,000 to Minnesota Mission of Mercy
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is Proud to Sponsor Mission of Mercy
$150,000 Grant Helps Support Charitable Work for Those in Need
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 13, 2015) – Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is proud to be the Signature Sponsor of the Minnesota Mission of Mercy for the fourth consecutive year at $150,000 annual grant. In addition to the investment in this event, Delta Dental of Minnesota provides in-kind products and more than 25 employee volunteers.
On Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th, the Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation will erect a temporary dental clinic at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to provide care to adults and children who are not able to easily access oral health care.
The event will provide dental treatment to as many as 2,000 patients from all around the area, regardless of their ability to pay for services. More than 1,000 volunteers including dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and translators from Minnesota and surrounding states, provide free care. Care includes cleanings, fillings, extractions, limited treatment for partial dental appliances and root canals in front teeth.
“Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is proud to continue our partnership with the Minnesota Dental Foundation to provide oral health care to uninsured Minnesotans,” said Joseph Lally, Interim Executive Director of the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation.
“At the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, we are committed to improving oral health access and care for all Minnesotans. Access to dental care is multifaceted and while we know that the two day clinic will not solve all of the problems; the impact for those receiving critical care through Mission of Mercy far exceeds just a healthy smile.”
For more information, visit: www.mndental.org/events/mission-of-mercy/
About the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation:
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supports Delta Dental of Minnesota’s mission of improving the health, through oral health of the people in Minnesota. Through nearly $4 million in annual grants as well as in-kind donations and volunteerism, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation supports initiatives that promote access to oral health for the underserved, especially in rural areas and for people living with low incomes across the state.
About Delta Dental of Minnesota:
Delta Dental of Minnesota is an independent, tax-exempt nonprofit health services company that serves the oral health needs of Minnesota and North Dakota residents. Since 1969, Delta Dental of Minnesota has accomplished this mission by providing the best access across the state to oral health care through affordable dental plans. Delta Dental is an authorized licensee of the Delta Dental Plans Association of Oak Brook, Illinois. To learn more, go to www.deltadentalmn.org.