Recognizing tomorrow's leaders: Delta Dental awards grants to 65 outstanding dental school graduates

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Delta Dental announces 2015 F. Gene Dixon Student Leadership Award recipients

Sixty-five outstanding dental school students received more than $200,000 in grants this year from Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and affiliated companies, officials announced today.

Each year, the group of companies awards grants to graduating dental school students who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities. This year, Delta Dental presented $212,500 to 65 students representing 20 dental schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

Delta Dental established the awards in 1977 in honor of Dr. F. Gene Dixon, the first chief executive officer of Delta Dental of California, which is now part of the largest dental benefits delivery system in the country along with Delta Dental member companies in Pennsylvania, New York and Georgia.

Here is a summary of the grants just awarded:

2015 F. Gene Dixon Student Leadership Awards

  • 65 students recognized
  • Students are from 20 different dental schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia
  • Awards total $212,500; individual amounts range from $2,500 to $12,500

About the group of companies
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and affiliated companies under common management collectively provide dental benefits plans to nearly 33 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. They are part of the not-for-profit Delta Dental Plans Association (deltadental.com), based in Oak Brook, Ill., whose member companies collectively provide dental benefits programs to 62 million people in more than 114,000 employee groups throughout the country.

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Elizabeth Risberg
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