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Promoting Good Oral Health for Every Community

What We Do

At the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF), we know that oral and overall health are intrinsically linked. But for many people, the tools and education that can help keep their mouths healthy are often out of reach. Today, three out of four Americans report experiencing barriers to accessing dental care.

That’s why the DDF is dedicated to developing and enhancing partnerships and programs to improve health equity in oral and overall health. Our areas of focus include increasing dental access to underserved and high-risk populations; identifying and reducing health disparities related to oral and overall health; providing educational programming on the importance of oral health and how it relates to overall health; providing scholarships and awards to dental students; and offering continuing education programs for the dental profession.

But we don’t just fund great projects—we also take action on our own to ensure the work that’s necessary gets done. After all, everyone deserves a healthy smile.

The DDF is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.

Meet the Delta Dental Foundation Team




Holli Seabury EdD
Executive Director





Kimberly Garland






Jen Anderson
Senior Communications Officer




Megan Schreier
Program Officer





Emily Waldschmidt
Program Coordinator

Delta Dental Foundation Board Members

Kelly J. Scheiderer, RHIA, MHA, Chair

John A. Breza, DDS, Board Member

Stephen A. Eklund, DDS, Board Member

Raymond Gist, DDS, Board Member

Joseph C. Harris, DDS, Board Member

Goran Jurkovic, CPA, CGMA, Board Member

Elaine Loyack, Board Member

Faiyaz Syed, MD, MPH, Board Member

Carole Watkins, Board Member

Sunčica Travan, DDS, MS, Board Member

Vinod Miriyala, BDS, MPH, CAGS, DDS, Board Member