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Elevating Coloradans’
Mile High Smile Power™

Our mission is to elevate the well-being of all Coloradans by advancing oral health equity.

Elevating Coloradans’ Mile High Smile Power™

Our mission is to elevate the well-being of all Coloradans by advancing oral health equity.

Oral health care is health care, and everyone should have access to it.

At Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, we believe that a healthy mouth leads to a healthy life. Every day we partner with communities to re-imagine how all of our neighbors access, benefit from, and value the importance of oral health care.

What we do

We work alongside community partners so that every person can have a healthy mouth regardless of life circumstances. Our commitment is clear in our mission: to elevate the well-being of all Coloradans by advancing oral health equity.

Our Investments

We take a multifaceted approach to achieve oral health equity by investing in the areas that research and data tell us are most pressing: accessing oral health care, improving childhood and prenatal oral health care, and workforce development.

Resources

Do you know a Coloradan under the age of six or a pregnant person? Find everything you need — data, education materials, and our press kit — to support oral health equity in your community.

Grantmaking

It is well documented that health disparities are closely linked to race and ethnicity, income, geography, and age, and we work with community partners to impact change through grantmaking. The 2022 grant opportunity has now closed.
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Learning from communities to increase oral health equity.

Health disparities are exacerbated when people lack access to oral health care. We work each day to increase everyone’s access by prioritizing and funding initiatives in areas that data and research show us need the most attention and will address root causes of oral health equity.

Our Initiatives

Prevention

Increasing access to oral health care among children under six and pregnant individuals.

Accessing Oral Healthcare

Creating a community-led and place-based effort to ensure all individuals have access to affordable and comprehensive oral health care.

Workforce

Increasing diversity in the oral health workforce serving historically overlooked populations.

Policy Solutions

Supporting public policy that advances access to care, prevention, and promotes equity of oral health. 

Want to join our work?

Our Impact