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Program areas at Delta Dental of South Dakota Foundation
The Delta Dental mobile program is a statewide program to provide restorative and preventive Dental care to underserved children across South Dakota. For the year ended december 31, 2020, a total of 1,867 children were provided oral health care. of the 1,867 children serviced, 879 were members of medicaid, 833 had no Dental insurance, and 155 children had private Dental insurance. The two trucks provided 1,733 fluoride varnishes, 1,557 cleanings, 1,532 oral health instructions, 6,739 sealants and all services provided on the trucks had a value of care of $1,410,779 for which the Delta Dental Foundation only received $358,960 in compensating revenue for the above services.
$1,019,860 has been contributed to sponsor educational programs and research to advance the science of dentistry and to extend the benefits to those dentally deprived.
In 2014 Delta Dental was awarded a cms grant to provide Dental care on South Dakota's nine indian reservations. Three groups are targeted - children under nine years old, pregnant women and mothers of young children, and people with diabetes. The program seeks to increase preventive Dental care including cleanings, Dental sealants and fluoride varnishes, and educate communities about oral health and its relationship to overall health. The cms grant ended 06/30/2015, but the Foundation found value with the program and decided to extend the services without grant money. The covid-19 pandemic negatively impacted the number of services we were able to perform during the year. In 2020, 1,359 patients were seen. There were 1,363 fluoride varnishes applied, 1,325 cleanings provided, 1,359 patients given oral health instructions, 2,796 sealants placed for a total value of care of $299,610 for which the Delta Dental Foundation only received $102,962 in compensating revenue for the above services.