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Delta Dental Health Theatre In 2004, Delta Dental of Missouri became a primary, permanent sponsor of the Dental Health Theatre, changing the name to the Delta Dental Health Theatre (DDHT). Our support has helped to extend the life and impact of this not-for-profit, founded in 1977. DDHT utilizes a unique, educatorfacilitated program to teach children about the importance of oral health and healthy habits. We also helped DDHT refresh their brand and develop a new web site, www.ddhtstl.org. Advancing Dentistry Again this year, Delta Dental awarded a full four-year scholarship to a deserving young college student to the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry. This year’s scholarship recipient was Jared Beaird. Upon graduation, Jared will commit to three years of practicing dentistry in an underserved area of Missouri to fulfill his scholarship obligation. I am from a small town and know that access to dental care in rural areas is tough. This scholarship is good for me because it gives me an opportunity to go back to an area that I love and do what I like to do, but it also helps the community by making them aware of possible health risks. Jared Beaird Volunteerism Delta Difference Dental Scholarship Winner, 2008 community We value our contributions to the community. Our focus on the welfare of others, our spirit of service, enriches our culture and provides a sense of meaning and purpose for our employees. The commitment to caring and serving our community does not stop here. Many Delta Dental employees, managers and board members personally actively support charities that work to improve the health and welfare of our community. In addition, Delta Dental of Missouri supports many other charitable causes, including: the United Way, March of Dimes, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Make-A-Wish, Old Newsboys Day, Sunnyhill, Inc. and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2008, we surpassed our goal for United Way donations. Every year our employees adopt families during the holidays and Delta Dental matches their donations. 13
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Delta Dental Annual Report 2008

2008 At a Glance
From the President and CEO and Chairman of the Board
Leading with Service
Delivering Exceptional Value
Innovating to Improve Oral Health
Committing to Community
Empowering Employees
Advancing with a Strong Financial Footing
Statement of Financial Position
Board of Directors
Photo Index
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - 2008 At a Glance
Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - From the President and CEO and Chairman of the Board
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - Leading with Service
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - Delivering Exceptional Value
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - Innovating to Improve Oral Health
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - Committing to Community
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - Empowering Employees
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - Advancing with a Strong Financial Footing
Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - Statement of Financial Position
Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - Board of Directors
Delta Dental Annual Report 2008 - Photo Index
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