Welcome to the launch of the official Delta Dental Plans Association blog. Delta Dental is the nation’s largest dental benefits provider serving more than 56 million Americans in more than 95,000 employee groups. We are also a not-for-profit company comprised of 39 independent member companies throughout the country. As active members of our respective communities, our companies invested more than $48 million in philanthropic oral health efforts in 2010.

This blog will dispense oral health tips and information from Dr. Bill Kohn, DDS, our vice president of dental science and policy.  Dr. Kohn, the former director of the Division of Oral Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a well-respected voice in the dental industry with more than 30 years of experience.

Topics covered will include preventive dentistry; the connection between oral and overall health; proper personal dental hygiene; and industry trends. We encourage your input and feedback as we continue to serve as your dental experts.