The Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ), has announced a $10,000 grant to Bergen Community College Foundation to support dental hygienist scholarships for 10 students. This program seeks to increase the dental hygiene workforce to provide vital dental services to our communities. With many dental hygienists retiring or leaving the profession, there is a critical need for this next generation of dental hygienists.
Bergen Community College is among dozens in New Jersey who have been announced as the recipients of more than $761,000 granted in 2022.
These grants provide positive support for more than 14,000 residents in the state. That includes helping provide dental care and dental education to thousands of uninsured and underinsured seniors, developmentally disabled adults and children, disadvantaged children, and veterans. The donations also will help fund scholarships for dental hygienists at a variety of county colleges around the state as well as help support dental assisting programs for students in high school.
“Our mission at the Delta Dental New Jersey Foundation is to improve the oral health of New Jersey and Connecticut residents by funding projects that address the oral health care challenges our neighbors and communities face,” said Dennis G. Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey and vice president of the Delta Dental Foundation. “We are proud to be a leader in oral health care giving across New Jersey and we look forward to continuing our collaborations with our Foundation grantees and partners on the path toward better health for all.”
Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.9 million people through contracts with groups and individuals in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs.
Offering dental benefits since 1969, Delta Dental of New Jersey’s mission is to promote oral health to the greatest number of people by providing accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value. We are a not-for-profit service corporation and, as a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, we’re part of a network that provides national dental coverage to more than 85 million people. For more information, visit DeltaDentalNJ.com.