Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Dr. Phil Wenk, President and CEO of Delta Dental of Tennessee, who offers some history and perspective on the state’s largest independent dental benefits carrier, and their core values, which includes supporting efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities by improving the oral health in the state of Tennessee. During the interview, Dr. Wenk talks about their philanthropic efforts and their Smile 180 Foundation, which supports children’s hospitals, charitable dental clinics, and dental schools. He highlights the denture program and how Delta Dental has stepped up during the pandemic, their focus on leveraging technology to help new dentists and increasing access in rural areas, and more.
Smile180 reflects the transformative power of a healthy smile to turn someone’s life around. We believe a smile is attractive, promotes confidence, and is essential to a healthy, productive life.
One of the core values of Delta Dental of Tennessee is to support efforts that enhance the health and wellbeing of those in our community by improving oral health in our state.
The Smile180 Foundation supports Tennessee’s dental colleges, children’s hospitals, free and reduced-cost dental clinics, and other like-minded charities.