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communityengagement. P.A.N.D.A. (Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness) Several years ago, Delta Dental of Missouri founded a program to teach dental professionals to recognize the symptoms of child abuse and to fulfill their legal obligation to report child abuse. The program, named P.A.N.D.A. (Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness), has trained hundreds of dental professionals. P.A.N.D.A. has also been adopted by other Delta Dental member companies and has expanded into over forty states and six foreign countries. Give Kids A Smile In 2002, Delta Dental became a founding sponsor for the first Give Kids A Smile clinic, and we remain a primary sponsor. Give Kids A Smile is a non-profit organization that provides free, comprehensive dental care for underserved children during two free clinics each year. Since its inception in 2002, Give Kids A Smile has provided care totaling almost $3.4 million for more than 8,800 children. Give Kids A Smile also provides audiology screenings, Tiny Smiles health screenings for children under age 5 and Smile Factories to provide extended care for more serious oral health cases. Lisa Pyle ~ Customer Service Land of Smiles The Land of Smiles program visits over 300 Missouri schools each year, educating over 70,000 young children annually. Since its inception in 2002, Land of Smiles has educated over 600,000 children at schools and civic events. Delta Dental makes a significant investment in teaching children good oral health habits. In 2009, Delta Dental was a finalist in the annual PRNews Non-Profit Awards competition to recognize non-profit organizations for exceptional community programs. Tom Price ~ Building and Facilities Delta Dental Health Theatre In 2004, Delta Dental of Missouri became a primary, permanent sponsor of the Delta Dental Health Theatre (DDHT), formerly the Dental Health Theatre. Our support helped to extend the life and impact of the non-profit Dental Health Theatre which was founded in 1977. DDHT and Delta Dental have worked over the past two years to develop new shows and programs to enhance the learning experience for young audiences. In 2011 we hope the plans for a new, much larger St. Louis location will be realized as the doors open on the Land of Smiles, Home of the Delta Dental Health Theatre. The new theatre will feature expanded programming, educators and interactive exhibits to encourage children and their families to adopt healthier lifestyles. Monica Green ~ Marketing Delta Dental Health Theatre’s cast of characters ~ Drake the Dragon, Yoga Unicorn, Wacky Rat, Panda, Tooth Wizard, PlaqueMan, Darin Dragon and Snacky Squirrel. 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
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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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