Delta Dental Awards $20,000 Grant to Florida Mission of Mercy Event

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Two-day event beginning April 22 provides free dental treatment to underserved

"As a past sponsor, we are delighted to once again contribute toward such a worthy cause." — John Yamamoto, DDS, Delta Dental Insurance Company

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation today announced a $20,000 grant to this year's Florida Mission of Mercy, a program of the Florida Dental Association.

The Florida Mission of Mercy will be held April 22 and 23 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center at 1000 Water Street in Jacksonville. Dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and community activists, all of whom are volunteering their time, will provide free dental treatment to the region's underserved and low-income population.

"Florida's Mission of Mercy event provides important oral health care to many in need who would otherwise go without due to financial barriers," said John Yamamoto, DDS, vice president of Professional Services for Delta Dental Insurance Company and its affiliated companies, which oversee the foundation and its philanthropic efforts. "As a past sponsor, we are delighted to once again contribute toward such a worthy cause."

For more information about the Florida Mission of Mercy event in Jacksonville, visit floridadental.org/foundation/programs/mission-of-mercy.

About the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation provides approximately $4 million in annual grants to nonprofit community clinics and health care programs, striving to improve oral health for underserved children and adults through treatment and education. It is the philanthropic branch of Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc. and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, a group of companies under common management that provides dental benefits to 34.5 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia. The affiliated companies, which include Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc. and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover 68 million people nationwide.

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