Delta Dental of South Carolina invests $50,000 in United Way of the Midlands – WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinic
Delta Dental of South Carolina has presented United Way of the Midlands (UWM) with a $50,000 grant to support UWM's WellPartners Dental Clinics by providing improved technology for its dental clinics.
“WellPartners is about more than just dental care, which is why we are so appreciative of Delta Dental of South Carolina for awarding these funds to support this important initiative,” said Sara Fawcett, President & CEO of United Way of the Midlands. “We want to help people live healthier, better lives, and this grant from Delta Dental of SC will allow us to improve the dental care we provide.”
WellPartners offers free 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 additional support from community partners, including Lexington County, Lexington Medical Center, Prisma Health and Richland County.
“Delta Dental of South Carolina is passionate about giving back to the communities we serve and is committed to supporting organizations that are working to make a difference throughout South Carolina,” said Rob Goren, president and CEO of Delta Dental of South Carolina. “We’re proud to invest in United Way’s WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinic as they continue to make a vital impact in providing free dental care to individuals who need it the most.”
In the 2021-2022 fiscal year, WellPartners Dental Clinics provided dental services to 644 adults and 173 children. Over 145 volunteer dentists and hygienists conducted a total of 3,541 patient visits. WellPartners also offers free eye care and helped 870 individuals received eye care services which included 726 comprehensive eye exams, 102 optical encounters and 42 emergency and office visits.
Watch this video to see how WellPartners is bringing smiles back to the Midlands.
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 330,000 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. It also provides access to affordable high-quality vision care through group vision benefit plans. 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 https://www.DeltaDentalSC.com/ResourceGuide1. To learn more about the company, visit www.DeltaDentalSC.com.