Chesapeake Health Care is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $30,000 grant from The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California. This grant, awarded through the Access to Care Grants Program, aims to enhance and ensure access to affordable, high-quality oral health care in underserved areas.

Dental staff members at our Salisbury dental location.

One of the primary objectives of Chesapeake Health Care is to provide dental care to patients who face limited or no access to such services on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. By catching oral health problems early and reducing the number of urgent dental treatments, Chesapeake Health Care aims to minimize complications resulting from a lack of dental care. Brian Holland, CEO of Chesapeake Health Care, expressed gratitude, stating, “We are grateful to the Community Care Foundation for this grant to assist us in providing dental care to people in our community. This grant will mean that many more people in our community will receive access to the critical dental care they need, who would otherwise not be able to afford it.”

The grant funds will be utilized to offer uninsured and underinsured patients dental exams, x-rays, and tooth extractions, if necessary. By strategically using this grant, Chesapeake Health Care can continue to provide essential services to the most vulnerable individuals in the communities it serves, positively impacting their lives.

“This year’s Access to Care Grants represent the program’s largest annual funding and are focused on three critical areas of need: the oral health crisis among older adults, health equity, and rural oral health access,” said Kenzie Ferguson, vice president of foundation and corporate social responsibility for Delta Dental of California. “The important relationships with our partners enable us to achieve our broader mutual goals to help make the communities we serve strong, healthier, and more resilient.”

The Community Care Foundation supports local community partners by providing funds to increase access to care, address health disparities, drive health equity, and promote innovation in the oral health field. This grant will empower CHC to deliver vital and beneficial services to those in greatest need within its served communities.

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About Chesapeake Health Care

Since its establishment in 1994, Chesapeake Health Care has been a trusted 501(c)(3) nonprofit, multidisciplinary healthcare practice serving the residents of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. With over 150 providers specializing in various medical fields, including adult and family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology, mental health, dental, and pharmacy, Chesapeake Health Care extends healthcare services to uninsured, underinsured, and insured individuals. Moreover, the organization offers a Sliding Fee Scale program to assist eligible patients with healthcare payments.

About The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies, including Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and Delta Dental of California. Since 2011, the Community Care Foundation has granted more than $130 million to local community partners, with the goal of increasing access to care, addressing health disparities, driving health equity, and promoting innovation in the oral health field.