Letter from the Chairman and CEO

Champion of Colorado Smiles

Colorado is home to many champions — Super Bowl champions, Stanley Cup champions, Major League Soccer champions, World Cup ski champions, pro rodeo champions, and Nobel Prize winners. The list goes on.

At Delta Dental of Colorado, we are the champions of your smile. We work tirelessly to ensure you have a winning smile that will keep you healthy and take you places. Your smile can be your most valuable asset, and we're here to protect it.

Our dedication to healthy smiles is born out of our nonprofit mission to improve the oral health of communities we serve.

We are the state's largest and most experienced dental benefits provider. Our customers have access to the largest network of dentists, the most comprehensive plan designs, and unparalleled customer service. But we are much more than an insurance company. We strive to be an expert, a leader, a promoter, and an advocate for healthy smiles.

For more than 56 years, we have delivered high-quality, cost-effective, prevention-focused dental plans to improve the oral health of our more than 1 million members as well as underserved populations.

We champion children and their families:

  • This past year, more than 30,000 children were covered through our embedded pediatric plans with our nonprofit medical partners Kaiser Permanente, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Colorado Health Op, and New Health Ventures. We know that oral health and overall health are strongly connected, and we are proud to work with organizations like these that have a strong focus on the total well-being of our members.

We champion Colorado heroes:

  • In 2014, we collaborated with the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine to open the CU Heroes Clinic. The clinic provides free dental care for military veterans enrolled in a degree program at the University of Colorado Denver or University of Colorado Anschutz campus. We are proud to help provide access to dental services to a group of individuals who have given so much to our country and are champions in their own right.

We champion small businesses:

  • In 2014, we unveiled the first-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Health Benefits Survey and engaged with small business owners across the state about benefits strategies in today's healthcare marketplace. Small business owners fuel Colorado's economy, and we are proud to be their champion.

Delta Dental of Colorado will continue to provide better access to dental care, more affordable coverage, and, ultimately, healthier smiles for all Coloradans. We will continue to do it through our many educational and clinical programs and through innovative, comprehensive product design and even larger provider networks.

We look forward to continuing to champion the oral health of all Coloradans — today and well into the future.


Douglas B. Berkey, DMD, MPH, MS
Chairman, Delta Dental of Colorado Board of Trustees

Kathryn A. Paul
President and CEO, Delta Dental of Colorado