Delta Dental of Tennessee has donated $1.2 million to dental clinics in the state via its Smile180 Foundation. The funds will be used to support 20 community clinics and events in providing dental cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges, and dentures to those in need.
“At Delta Dental of Tennessee, we know that a beautiful and healthy smile makes a huge impact on self-esteem and success in careers in school,” said Dr. Phil Wenk, CEO and president of Delta Dental of Tennessee.
“Giving back to the communities in which our employees and members live, work, and play is a huge priority for our team. We can make a positive impact by assisting our Tennessee clinic partners in their efforts to create affordable dental care for all, regardless of financial status,” said Wenk.
According to Smile 180, a healthy smile can turn a patient’s life around. Smiles are attractive, promote confidence, and are essential to a healthy, productive life, the organization says. It supports the state’s dental colleges, children’s hospitals, free and reduced cost dental clinics, and other like-minded charities.