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KMAC and Delta Dental “Share the Love” with Special Family Fun Day


KMAC Museum is celebrating the milestone of 15,000 visitors enjoying the museum thanks to the free admission made possible by Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®. Visitors are invited to “Share the Love” at the museum’s free monthly Family Fun Day on Saturday, February 11 from 11am-3pm.

Delta Dental of Kentucky Teams up with Home of the Innocents for Open Arms Children’s Health Dental Services


Louisville, Ky. (January 26, 2017) – Home of the Innocents is pleased to be a recipient of a $70,000 grant from Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®. Funds will support the organization’s one-stop pediatric medical practice, Open Arms Children’s Health.

Heuser Hearing Institute Receives $100,000 Donation from Delta Dental to Fund Unique Programming


Louisville, Kentucky (January 10, 2017) – Heuser Hearing Institute (HHI) is off to a great start this year with a $100,000 donation from Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®. The donation will support The Listen Up! Project, free hearing tests, and hearing and oral health educational presentations throughout the state.

KFC Yum! Center is proud to announce a new partnership with Delta Dental of Kentucky


Louisville, KY [November 14, 2016] – Delta Dental and its Making Smiles Happen® campaign will add charging stations to the main concourse of the KFC Yum! Center for guests to utilize during concerts, shows and University of Louisville sporting events. Additionally, the Making Smiles Happen campaign has created a “Smile Power Lounge” interactive area on the Third Street side of the arena’s main concourse that will feature both charging stations and an interactive social media campaign of #MakingSmilesHappen. Fans are encouraged to take a smiling selfie at the KFC Yum! Center and tag it with #MakingSmilesHappen. These selfies will appear on the digital screens located in the Smile Power Lounge. “Delta Dental is committed to supporting efforts throughout Kentucky that promote the Commonwealth, enhance our communities, and support our citizens. The KFC Yum! Center touches audiences across the spectrum,” said Tammy York-Day, Delta Dental of Kentucky COO. “We want to connect with Kentuckians from all walks of life who come through these doors to enjoy exciting, unique experiences. We think our bright Smile Power Lounges will add an extra smile to arena attendees.”

Kentucky-Based USA Cares Celebrates Veterans Day with a Delta Dental of Kentucky Donation


Louisville, KY (November 11, 2016) - USA Cares is pleased to announce it received a large donation from Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen®, to benefit their veteran support programs and events. Delta Dental has been contributing financially to the organization since 2013, but has since increased its giving over the last two years. To date, the organization has received over $250,000 in grant money from Delta Dental to help move USA Cares’ mission forward. These funds will benefit the USA Cares Standing in Reflection Gala, as well as further its commitment in providing assistance to post-9/11 active duty U.S. military service personnel, veterans, and their families.

Delta Dental of Kentucky Doubles Down on Arts in Education with Expanded Initiative in Western Kentucky


LOUISVILLE, KY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016– Arts in education programming is coming to Western Kentucky schools thanks to an expanded program from Delta Dental of Kentucky and Fund for the Arts. The Delta Dental Making Smiles Happen® Arts in Education Initiative launches for a second year after a successful first year where 17,500 students from Jefferson County Public Schools and Eastern Kentucky received enriching arts experiences. During 2016-2017, Delta Dental of Kentucky and Fund for the Arts will now be able provide arts in education programs for an estimated 10,000 additional students in two regions of the Commonwealth, including 27 Eastern Kentucky counties and 34 Western Kentucky counties.



Louisville, KY (October 31, 2016) — Blessings in a Backpack is pleased to announce it received a $300,000 donation from Delta Dental of Kentucky’s charitable initiative, Making Smiles Happen® on Friday, October 28, to feed 1,000 children in Jefferson, Hazard, and Boone County, Kentucky, for three years. This generous donation will support Blessings in a Backpack’s mission of providing hunger-free weekends for elementary school children in our community who are living in food insecure households.

Access to Oral Health Care in Kentucky Has Increased, Yet Children Face Pressing Oral Health Needs


New Report Highlights Findings of 2016 Oral Health Study of Kentucky’s Youth.

Delta Dental of Kentucky Funds Free Dental Care for Vulnerable Kentuckians


Delta Dental of Kentucky’s Making Smiles Happen® awards sizable grant to Dental Lifeline Network.

Delta Dental of Kentucky Celebrates 50 Years of Smiles


Louisville, KY [October 6, 2016] – Delta Dental of Kentucky is celebrating its 50th anniversary today. The not-for-profit organization features the largest dentist network in Kentucky, and covers nearly 700,000 Kentucky members through over 3,200 Kentucky employer groups. Its core purpose is advancing oral health care in the Commonwealth through its dental benefit programs and philanthropic efforts.
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