Since 1955, Delta Dental of California has offered comprehensive, high quality oral health care coverage to millions of enrollees and built the strongest network of dental providers in the country. The Delta Dental of California network includes its affiliates, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and provides dental benefits to nearly 37 million people across 15 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. All are members of the Delta Dental Plans Association, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, the not-for-profit national association that collectively delivers coverage to more Americans than any other dental insurance company.
Where it all began
Over the past century, both dental insurance and oral health have undergone significant changes. A few decades ago, most adults over 50 had dentures and very few people saw the dentist unless it was an emergency. Dental benefits didn’t exist because good oral health simply wasn’t that important. Fortunately, in 1955, a small group of dentists set out to revolutionize oral health care.
Recognizing the need to increase access to oral health care, they formed dental service organizations in California, Oregon and Washington. This led to the creation of the first non-profit dental service company — Washington Dental Service. From this point, we began to build and expand dental insurance programs for employees.
Creating smiles. Improving health. Enhancing lives.
Our vision is to motivate and empower every employee so we are all inspired to take exceptional care of our customers, providers and each other.
The values of Trust, Service, Excellence and Innovation represent the character of our organization. They inform our behavior and guide our decision-making to shape our workplace culture. When we bring our values to life, we ensure we achieve our objectives without compromising our high ethical standards.
We’re passionate about creating a culture of trust, service, excellence and innovation.
Why work with us?
At Delta Dental, our success is only as strong as the people who execute it. We take enormous pride in being the nation’s most recognized provider of dental insurance — and we’ve come this far by fostering development, building genuine connections, recognizing each other’s strengths and sharing accomplishments.
Our employees live our core values of innovation, excellence, service and trust. Joining Delta Dental means joining a company that values your ideas and allows you to feel heard. You’ll have equitable opportunities to drive your own professional development and transform the future of health care. If you’re excited about the possibility of growth and transformation, join our smile revolution!
Committed to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Delta Dental believes that to be engaged, you must feel included, respected and valued. We intentionally foster inclusiveness and belonging as we shape our culture, ensuring that our employees can be their true selves at work. Our core values of trust, service, excellence and innovation are unified in a shared commitment to take exceptional care of our customers and each other. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results.