|[March 22, 2013]
Delta Dental Honored for Contributions to South Florida Community
MIAMI --(Business Wire)--
Dental Insurance Company today received the South Florida Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce's Hispanic Leadership Award in the President's
Distinguished Community Service category.
The award was presented to Solomon Romano, Hispanic Initiative Program
Manager for Delta Dental, during the Hispanic Leadership Awards
Presentation in Miami on March 22.
"The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce awards Delta Dental the
Hispanic Leadership Award in the President's Distinguished Community
Service category for the positive impact they are making in the South
Florida community," said Liliam M. Lopez, president and CEO of the South
Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "Their dental education platform
with the first-graders of Miami-Dade County Public Schools is
commendable, as well as their support of our annual toy drive."
For Dental Health Awareness Month in October 2012, Delta Dental worked
closely with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to develop a children's
book that addressed important dental health topics relevant to the
first-grade health curriculum. More than 25,000 first grade tudents
received the book, featuring the legendary Hispanic counterpart of the
Tooth Fairy "Ratoncito Pérez," and 22 schools received a special visit
from the character himself.
In addition to supporting organizations such as the Miami Children's
Hospital Foundation, Centro Mater Foundation, and Baptist Children's
Hospital, Delta Dental and Ratoncito Pérez actively participate in
events such as the Community Smiles 7th Annual Give Kids a Smile Day,
the Amigos for Kids Back to School Drive and the American Diabetes
Association Step Out 5K.
Highlighting Delta Dental's culture of giving and volunteerism, Romano
said, "Over the years, we have found that there is no substitute
for stepping into the community and interacting with families to instill
the importance of dental hygiene. Staying true to our mission to empower
the community, we will continue to roll out new projects in South
Florida throughout 2013."
About Delta Dental
Dental Insurance Company and several other Delta Dental companies
under common management collectively provide dental benefits plans to 26
million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto
Rico. All are part of the national Delta Dental Plans Association, based
in Oak Brook, Ill. In 2012, Delta Dental Insurance Company and its
affiliates donated more than $3.5 million throughout the country to
support programs that focus on preventing dental disease, expanding
access to care, advancing dental science and understanding the
connections between oral and overall health.
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