North Carolina

Delta Dental of North Carolina supported veteran dental care provided by the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine (ECU SoDM). Roughly 735,000 veterans live in North Carolina, and an estimated 13.6% fall below the poverty level. With funding from the Delta Dental Foundation, and in partnership with the Veteran Smiles Foundation, ECU SoDM hosted two Smiles for Veterans events and also provided emergency care for veterans seen at the dental school or one of its eight Community Service Learning Centers throughout the state. Additionally, Delta Dental of North Carolina contributed tens of thousands to dollars to regional and national programs, including the National Oral Health Learning Institute.