The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) provides educational and research opportunities that support our commitment to oral health.
- DDF Seminars and Continuing Dental Education—Annually the DDF sponsors several continuing dental education (CDE) programs for dentists and dental professionals featuring highly-respected dental educators, specialists, and leaders.
- Dental Master's Thesis Award Program—This annual program funds thesis research that is of direct relevance to the costs or outcomes of dental care.
- Research Grant—A portion of the Delta Dental Foundation’s budget each year is allocated for dental research grants
- Scholarships and Student Leadership Awards—The DDF provides scholarships and leadership awards for dental school students who demonstrate excellent academic and leadership skills and who exhibit a passion for dentistry.
Continuing education classes, seminars, and online programs are available from local dental schools, component societies, and professional organizations.
Delta Dental has a series of oral health flyers developed for our enrollees. We also provide them free of charge for dental offices to use in patient education. These brief, informative handouts cover subjects such as children's oral health, tongue piercing, oral cancer, and implants, and most are available in both English and Spanish.