Delta Dental of South Carolina awards $34,000 in oral health grants to aid individuals in need
Columbia, S.C. (January 11, 2021) – Delta Dental of South Carolina, a leading dental benefits provider and non-profit organization, recently awarded United Way’s WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinics with a $34,000 grant for personal protective equipment for staff and patients, as well as X-Ray equipment.
WellPartners offers dental and eye care services that provide preventative and restorative care to uninsured and underinsured children and adults in the Midlands. WellPartners is owned and operated by United Way of the Midlands with primary support from community partners, including Lexington County, Lexington Medical Center, Prisma Health and Richland County.
"With Delta Dental of South Carolina’s grant, we’ll be able to continue to help patients access oral care safely and have the patient experience our community deserves,” said Tamara Stockton, DDS, MAGD.
Given the many effects of the pandemic on organizations and individuals in the past year, WellPartners has seen an increase in the need for its services and resources. The grant from Delta Dental of South Carolina will also help clinicians stay safe while treating patients.
“Providing vital resources to help dental care professionals and patients is even more critical during this challenging time,” said Spann Laffitte, vice president of sales and account management at Delta Dental of South Carolina. “It’s one of the many ways that our organization can help meet the needs of those in the communities we serve.”
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With more than 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.
About Delta Dental of South Carolina
Delta Dental of South Carolina is a trade name of Delta Dental of Missouri, a dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, which operates in South Carolina under that name. It provides more than 338,000 members in South Carolina with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. The company proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need. It also created the South Carolina Dental Care Resource Guide to help individuals access information about low-cost and free dental care options in their area—available online at . To learn more about the company, visit .