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Delta Dental of California

For over 50 years, we've delivered great dental benefits to millions of enrollees. Delta Dental employees enjoy substantial compensation and benefits and work/life balance. Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional looking for your next challenge, we offer rewarding opportunities with an organization that excels in the dental benefits industry.

Our enterprise system is composed of several nonprofit corporations – Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates – along with Delta Dental of New York and for-profit affiliate Delta Dental Insurance Company. Together, these companies represent one of the country’s largest integrated dental benefits systems, administering benefits to nearly 25 million people in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

All of the enterprise companies are also members of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies cover more than 54 million enrollees nationwide in traditional, PPO and prepaid dental programs.

Our Mission

As the first company to specialize in dental benefits, we are passionate about oral health and its importance to future generations. Our core purpose is the advancement of oral health care to our customers, partners and consumers through the dental benefits programs and philanthropic efforts of our 39 independent member companies.


We are proud to be the largest and most experienced dental benefits carrier in the country. In 1954, dentists who recognized the need to increase access to oral health care formed dental service organizations in California, Oregon and Washington. Led by Washington Dental Service (WDS), we began to create the future definition of dental benefits with employee benefits programs for organized labor unions. In 1966, these local organizations joined in the creation of Delta Dental Plans Association in order to coordinate dental benefits programs for customers with employees in multiple states. A year later, WDS partnered with the International Association of Machinists, creating the first multi-state dental benefits program and beginning a cycle of continued growth and expansion for Delta Dental. To meet the needs of clients with out-of-state subscribers, WDS worked with other Delta Dental member companies and Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association members, continuing to serve its clients this way through the late 1980’s. When Delta Dental of California was chosen as the dental benefits carrier for the Office of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (OCHAMPUS) program, other Delta Dental member companies agreed to share their dentist data in order to centralize the administration of this large account. This change resulted in the creation of the National Provider File (NPF), and in 1990, the establishment of DeltaUSA. DeltaUSA is the company responsible for overseeing our dentist data and enabling the administration of national business. Today, Delta Dental Plans Association is comprised of 39 independent Delta Dental member companies operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These member companies provide coverage to over 54 million people, enrolled in over 93,000 groups.