The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is accelerating learning in our communities through our scholarship program, a partnership with Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and a new school-based oral health program.
Through a partnership with Virginia Health Catalyst, the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Education and our safety net partners, the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation has co-funded a school-based oral health learning collaborative to expand the number of programs across the Commonwealth. This learning collaborative connects safety net providers and local school staff, provides resources and guidance to help build relationships and get the services up and running, and creates space for shared learning among the participants.
The George A. Levicki, D.D.S. Endowed Scholarship was created at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry in honor of our former CEO and founder, George Levicki. This scholarship recognizes the qualities in a dental student that Dr. Levicki brought to Delta Dental of Virginia over his long career. The scholarship is given to a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year dental student who is a resident of Virginia; demonstrates leadership qualities both in school and outside of school; is a person of high integrity; and has a strong interest in persons with limited access to dental care.
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2021-2022 scholarships!
Delta Dental of Virginia established the first integrated oral health curriculum at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The curriculum includes lectures and clinical training on general oral medicine and oral health, oral exams, oral cancer, medical management of patients, and clinical skills training on-site at the dental clinic. The program also established an annual oral health lectureship to highlight the important link between oral health and overall health. The lecture usually takes place annually in January.