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commitmenttoservice. Prevention saves lives and money We help reduce dental care costs with our emphasis on preventive care. We believe that every dollar spent on preventive measures has the potential to save even more money by avoiding costs down the road for restorative and major care. Research increasingly reports on the potential relationship between an individual’s oral health and overall health. For example, oral health problems such as periodontal disease are related to complications from systemic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In a recent review conducted by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry for Delta Dental Plans Association, advisors reviewing multiple research studies concluded that people with gum disease are up to two times more likely to have cardiovascular disease.5 Although this does not prove cause and effect, it does suggest a relationship. Delta Dental's National Scientific Advisory Board, a panel of internationally recognized scholars, stays abreast of the latest research on the overall health impacts of oral health. With scientific review as an organizational priority we are able to lead with benefits and clinical innovations. Strategy enhances results As a strategic partner for our clients, Delta Dental provides value with benefits performance analysis and benefits strategic planning. We offer many client partners quarterly reporting on demographics, trends and utilization, with an annual strategic benefits review. Our goal is to utilize insightful analysis of data to improve benefits design, cost management and long-term health outcomes. In 2009 we improved strategic reporting with the automation of several key reports and new report designs. We also continue to develop our claims data warehouse to begin to model and predict the long-term outcomes of dental treatments. 5. December 2009, Associations between Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease, DDPA and University of Michigan School of Dentistry walking thewalk. re:SteveGaal Steve Gaal has been a friend and supporter of Give Kids a Smile since our inception. through his generous gifts of resources, time and talent we have been able to help thousands of children in need of care. He has led Delta Dental into a new era of dentistry that has required him to be a visionary leader as well as a sharp businessman. We at Give Kids a Smile wish him all the best in his retirement and future endeavors. Tom Flavin, DDS General Dentist and President of Give Kids A Smile Sharon Price ~ Customer Service Kathy Branson ~ Claims Administration Natalie Simmons ~ Group Accounts 2009 Delta Dental of Missouri Annual Report

Delta Dental Annual Report 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Delta Dental Annual Report 2009

Delta Dental Annual Report 2009
Steve Gaal Our Homegrown Hero
2009 At A Glance
From the Chairman of the Board
From the President and CEO
Industry Leadership
Commitment to Service
Community Engagement
Strength and Purpose
2009 Financials
2009 Board of Directors
Homegrown Heros
Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - Delta Dental Annual Report 2009
Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - Steve Gaal Our Homegrown Hero
Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - 2009 At A Glance
Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - From the Chairman of the Board
Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - From the President and CEO
Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - Industry Leadership
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - Commitment to Service
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - Community Engagement
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - Strength and Purpose
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - 2009 Financials
Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - 2009 Board of Directors
Delta Dental Annual Report 2009 - Homegrown Heros
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