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Leadership in the specialized benefits industry is held to many standards based on the perspective of the observer. Since its foundation in 1958, Delta Dental has been the established leader in pre-paid dental benefits. In Missouri and across the nation, corporations, producers, consumers and dentists choose to participate with our plans, in part because we are focused on continually improving our organization and our industry. As we work to balance the needs of our constituents, we take a 360-degree view on the many facets of our business.

Perspectives on Leadership

The value of our networks
Depending on your perspective, our success may best be attributed to the networks of participating dentists with whom we have contracted. When it comes to dental networks, size is a measure that establishes value for all our customers. The size of our networks ensures access to care for our members. Our network options substantiate how affordable dental coverage can be for our client partners. To our participating dentists, our network size shows the value of belonging in terms of our ability to deliver patients to their offices. For our producer partners, the size of our networks supports their ability to provide quality benefit plans for their clients.

Our national networks are the largest in the country. In 2010 the Delta Dental Premier Network accounted for 135,700 dentists practicing in 231,300 locations. That means that four out of five practicing dentists participate with Delta Dental nationally.
2010 Network Participation
Delta Dental Nationally

20%

80%

45%
Delta Dental of Missouri

4% 46%

Chart Key

96%

Delta Dental Premier Non-Participating Delta Dental PPO*
*Delta Dental PPO dentists also participate in the Delta Dental Premier Network.

Delta Dental in South Carolina

50%
(From left to right) Kathleen Kasik, Nancy Spencer, Bobby Povey, Lisa Bray and Suzanne Lamond of the South Carolina office.

50% 17%

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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
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 7
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 8
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 9
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
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 13
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
Delta Dental Annual Report 2010 - 20
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