Dental HouseCalls Van Expansion
DLN will double its capacity to provide care to those in need in Denver and surrounding areas through its Dental HouseCalls Van program thanks to a donation from Delta Dental of Colorado.
DLN has served more than 31,000 Denver-area residents through programs that support those in need of dental care and have nowhere to turn. Delta Dental of Colorado is making it possible for DLN to serve more Denver area residents by granting $30,000 to buy a second Dental HouseCalls Van.
“This second Dental HouseCalls Van will double the amount of patients and impact we can have across the Denver metro area,” said Fred Leviton, President of DLN
The second vehicle was outfitted with mobile dental equipment and materials generously donated in part by Crown Seating, Paradise Dental Technologies, Patterson Dental, Professional Sales Associates and divisions of Dentsply Sirona.
DLN is one of the only organizations of its kind in Colorado, delivering comprehensive care to people inside their homes or care facilities. Through various grants, as well as Medicaid reimbursements, DLN is able to fund comprehensive dental care ranging from minor check-ups to major restorations.
Delta Dental of Colorado donated funds to purchase a van in 2008 that still operates.
“At Delta Dental we believe in ‘smile power’ the idea that a healthy smile can improve a person’s life in powerful ways,” said Barbara Springer, vice president and general counsel of Delta Dental Colorado who also serves as executive director of the company’s foundation.