Foundation boost prevention

Boost Prevention

As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that is absolutely true when it comes to oral health. The Foundation strives to push prevention to the forefront and is developing programs and partnerships to help give Virginians the tools they need to stay healthy.

Smart Smiles

Smart Smiles®

The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Smart Smiles program for grades K-5 is available in digital format! The curriculum was updated in early 2021 to include new material and will meet the needs of today's learning environment.  

Rethink your drink

The Foundation offers a limited number of water bottle filling stations to Virginia schools each year to encourage students to drink more water and cut back on sugary drinks. The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation pays for both the installation and the stations. Applications for water bottle filling stations will open on September 20, 2021.

Rethink your drink
LIFT

Local Impact for Tomorrow (LIFT)

The Fallon Park neighborhood in the southeast area of Roanoke, Virginia has some of the poorest health conditions in the region. Almost 75% of students in the neighborhood are living in low income conditions or are below poverty level. Committed founding partners and community leaders – Delta Dental of Virginia, Carilion Clinic, Freedom First, Roanoke City Public Schools and The Roanoke Women’s Foundation – are working to improve health conditions in this community by creating an integrated system of care at Fallon Park Elementary School. The Fallon Park Community Health Center will provide access to high-quality health care and coordinated services to address the root causes of poor health.

The hope is to have the clinic up and running during the 2021-22 school year. Updates will be posted on this site periodically, so please check back often.

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Everyone deserves a healthy smile

A healthy smile is a powerful thing. That's why the Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is committed to improving the oral health of all Virginians.