Delta Dental of California awards $50,000 grant to Bay Area Oral Health Zone

Share Article

Funds will be used to help spread oral health awareness throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Delta Dental of California announced today its grant award of $50,000 to America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation® to support oral health services and education through the America's ToothFairy Bay Area Oral Health Zone Program®.

The Bay Area Oral Health Zone Program takes a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of tooth decay and its devastating effects on children by partnering with local stakeholders to educate the community on prevention and dental health. The program’s service area covers the Bay Area counties of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz.

“We support the goals of the America's ToothFairy Bay Area Oral Health Zone to educate Bay Area residents about oral health and reduce tooth decay in children,” said John Yamamoto, DDS MPH, vice president of Professional Services for Delta Dental of California. “We firmly believe that awareness and education is a key in preventing dental disease and reducing the problem of decay that continues to be so prevalent among our youth.”

"We are very grateful to Delta Dental of California for supporting the Bay Area Oral Health Zone and for their strong commitment to improving the oral health of at-risk children and families across the region,” said Fern Ingber, America’s ToothFairy President and CEO. “This generous donation will help deliver critical oral health services and education to vulnerable local children, ensuring they have the tools they need to maintain healthy, beautiful smiles.”

About Delta Dental of California
Delta Dental of California is the state’s largest dental plan, which is headquartered in San Francisco. Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies provide dental benefits to 32 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, the nation’s largest dental benefits system. For more information on Delta Dental of California, please visit

About America's ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation®
America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of one of the most prevalent chronic childhood illnesses: pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and eliminating this preventable disease from future generations. With a growing Affiliate Network of exemplary non-profit community programs, Kids Club, and professional and student service programs, America’s ToothFairy is building a powerful, united effort to eliminate tooth decay and protect the smiles of our most vulnerable children. For more information, visit


Follow Delta Dental of California on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Elizabeth Risberg
Delta Dental of California
+1 415-972-8423
Email >
Visit website