Actionable solutions

The Delta Dental Institute conducts, supports, and promotes research to help policymakers, educators, health care practitioners, businesses, and families make informed decisions about oral health. We partner with leading oral health experts, academic institutions, health care groups, and other organizations to explore important oral health topics and produce data-driven insights in pursuit of actionable solutions for improved oral and overall health.

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Research sponsorships

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Evaluating the feasibility of policies to reduce disparities in oral health among vulnerable populations

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

Conducting a critical review of the success and barriers in medical-dental collaboration models

University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics

Assessing the use of a mobile application to improve oral health literacy and care provisions among caregivers of older adults


AADOCR Delta Dental Institute Oral Health Equity Research Award

The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research and the Delta Dental Institute Oral Health Equity Award supports research that advances recommendations for greater oral health equity in populations that lack access to dental care or improves oral health literacy for underserved populations. 

Research projects & collaborations

Across the country, Delta Dental companies are tackling the most important issues in oral health care. Check out recent research from within the Delta Dental system

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Oral health resources

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Dental resources 

Protect my smile

Taking care of your oral health is an essential component of your overall health and well being. We have put together an array of dental resources designed to educate on a variety of dental issues that affect you and your family most - so that you can put your best smile forward.