Arcora the Foundation of Delta Dental of Washington

Announcing Arcora Foundation

June 29, 2017
Since 1985, our Foundation has been dedicated to improving oral health in Washington State. We’re excited to announce their new name – Arcora Foundation.  

“Arcora is a combination of ‘arc’ and ‘oral’, representing how we are changing the arc of oral health toward equity,” explains Arcora Foundation President and CEO Diane Oakes. “We are committed to a future where oral health care is integrated into whole-person care, oral disease is greatly reduced, and everyone can achieve good oral health."

The name change reflects our Foundation’s commitment to improving health and health equity through better oral health.  

While we focus on serving those with dental benefits, Arcora Foundation focuses on underserved communities. Their programs help support lower-income families, communities of color, rural areas and older adults. We work together to eliminate health disparities across the State.

With the help of partners, Arcora's successes include:

  • Reducing the number of low-income preschoolers with untreated tooth decay by half
  • Leading a coalition that secured dental coverage for lower-income adults in Washington
  • Training nearly 45% of Washington physicians to deliver oral health preventive services to children
  • Saving taxpayers nearly $42 million over the last 10 years by ensuring an additional 287,000 people receive the health benefits of fluoridated water
  • Training more than 1,600 dental professionals on providing care to pregnant women and older adults

Arcora Foundation is one of the largest oral health foundations in the country and is the largest in Washington. Their programs and the strides they've made toward health equity are nationally recognized.

We're proud of the work they do and are excited for this new chapter in their history.

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