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Delta Dental’s Land of Smiles characters travel the state in their new “SmileMobile.”

Through innovative thinkers like futurist Ian Morrison, political thought leaders Tommy Thompson and Newt Gingrich, world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sr., M.D., and writer and explorer Dan Buettner, this annual seminar is creating positive momentum in how we and our constituents operate in the benefits industry.

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“Our students LOVE the Land of Smiles program. The interaction with the actors and the visuals really capture their attention, and the messages get through. They love the Tooth Wizard, and they use the toothbrush and toothpaste in their goodie bags because they want to keep PlaqueMan away.” - Trudy Jarvis, Health Room Paraprofessional, Meadowmere Elementary School, Grandview, MO

Community

Land of Smiles
Since its first shows in 2002, Delta Dental’s Land of Smiles touring children’s theatre program has reached nearly 700,000 children across Missouri. The cast of characters visits more than 300 elementary schools and dozens of community events each year. As Tooth Wizard, Panda and Jumpin’ Jacamo thwart PlaqueMan’s efforts to destroy healthy smiles, the children learn the importance of brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and visiting the dentist. New programming also teaches about healthy eating habits and the value of daily exercise. Program evaluations submitted by school nurses and teachers provide evidence that the program is succeeding at helping young children establish favorable attitudes toward oral and overall health care. We believe it is aiding in the development of good health habits that will last a lifetime.

Give Kids A Smile
In its first nine years of operation, Give Kids A Smile, sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, has positively influenced nearly 18,000 children in the St. Louis area with more than $4.5 million in free dental and related services. Delta Dental is a founding sponsor and remains a primary sponsor today as we help fund two-day clinics in February and October, along with many community events during the year. At each clinic, about 600 children of families who cannot afford dental care receive comprehensive services in a state-of-the-art dental teaching facility. The day’s activities are completed with entertainment and education for the children and parents.

Pam Summers, Professional Relations and Customer Service Natalie Simmons, Group Accounts JoAnn Panopoulos, Claims Administration

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Delta Dental Annual Report 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Delta Dental Annual Report 2010

Delta Dental Annual Report 2010
Letter from the Board Chair and the President
Understanding Health Care Reform
Perspectives on Leadership
Common Ground through Service Excellence
Internal Focus on Organizational Health
External Focus on Healthy Communities
The Final Perspective: Growth & Stability
A Few More Numbers for Delta Dental of Missouri
A Quick Perspective on 2010
2010 Board of Directors
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - Delta Dental Annual Report 2010
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - Letter from the Board Chair and the President
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - Understanding Health Care Reform
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - Perspectives on Leadership
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 5
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - Common Ground through Service Excellence
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 8
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - Internal Focus on Organizational Health
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 11
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - External Focus on Healthy Communities
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Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 14
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 15
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - The Final Perspective: Growth & Stability
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - A Quick Perspective on 2010
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 18
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 2010 Board of Directors
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