Delta Dental completes $1
million commitment to the UT
“We are very grateful to Delta Dental of Tennessee for its generous support. The college has a strong history of producing dentists with exceptional clinical skills. We now have the greatest number of interactive virtual-reality units in the world, and this additional gift will go a long way toward ensuring a technologically advanced education for the next generation of dental students,” says Dean Russell Gilpatrick, DDS.
Delta Dental has also set up one of the college’s largest scholarship endowments and is a premier sponsor of a number of college events. These events include lunch and learn programs, continuing education programs, and a program that provides breakfast and lunch for students sitting for national board exams.
“We make it our mission to support programs of demonstrated
value that improve the talent and potential of dental students,” says Dr.
Philip Wenk, CEO of Delta Dental of Tennessee and
1977 UT College of Dentistry graduate. “We are extraordinarily fortunate to
have one of the nation’s leading dental schools right here in
Delta Dental of Tennessee is a member of the Delta Dental
Plans Association (DDPA) headquartered in Chicago, the oldest and largest
dental benefits provider in the
Interviews can be arranged with Dr. Wenk and Dean Gilpatrick.
Photos are available.
For more information, call Ruth Freeland at (615) 385-1100.
The Delta Dental of Tennessee Web site can be accessed at www.deltadentaltn.com.
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