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Asian Health Services Announces $200,000 in Funding from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation to Increase Oral Health Care Access to Low-Income Communities

August 30, 2023 (OAKLAND, CA) – Asian Health Services is proud to announce a grant of $200,000 from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California. This funding, made possible through the Access to Care Grants Program, is dedicated to securing and increasing access to quality, affordable oral health care across the 15 states and Washington, D.C. where Delta Dental of California operates.

Since 2011, the Community Care Foundation has contributed more than $130 million to local community partners. The goal of these partnerships is to increase access to care, address health disparities, drive health equity and promote innovation in the oral health field.

Through this strategic grant, Asian Health Services is able to increase accessibility to quality services, including through its mobile clinic located in San Leandro, to the most vulnerable communities. One such individual is Jun, a 13 year-old patient whose parents could not drive and spoke limited English.
“Jun was referred from our San Leandro Pediatric clinic for a severe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) condition. As a new immigrant family living outside of Oakland, his parents could not drive and only spoke simple English,” said Dr. Huong Le, Chief Dental Officer, Asian Health Services. “Through the accessibility of our dental mobile clinic, we were able to administer proper dental treatment. Now the teen and his siblings are established patients of our mobile clinic.”

About Asian Health Services Dental
Asian Health Services (AHS) Dental delivers patients of all ages dental care through its six dental sites, including three fixed, three school-based sites, and a mobile clinic. AHS Dental led the opening of the first standalone Integrated Behavioral Health Dental program where patients receive depression screening and counseling for behavioral health issues at their dental visit. In addition, AHS Dental is the first health center in the state to provide four dental specialties on-site for its patients (pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery).

About Asian Health Services
Asian Health Services (AHS) AHS started in 1974 as a one-room clinic in Oakland Chinatown staffed completely by student volunteers and community activists. Currently, AHS provides approximately 150,000 medical, dental, behavioral health, and specialty mental health visits annually through its 12 clinics and is a nationally recognized comprehensive community health center model for serving a primarily low-income, limited English-speaking population. AHS provides comprehensive culturally and linguistically competent healthcare to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured patients across Alameda County, California in English and 12 Asian languages.
About 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 and Delta Dental of New York, Inc. Since 2011, the Community Care Foundation has awarded more than $130 million in funding and support to increase access to quality dental care, oral health education and to advance scientific research across the company’s 15-state service area and Washington, D.C. For more information about the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, please visit About Delta Dental of California Since 1955, Delta Dental of California has offered comprehensive, high-quality oral health care coverage to millions of enrollees and built the strongest network of dental providers in the country. The Delta Dental of California enterprise includes its affiliates Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., as well as the national DeltaCare USA network, and provides dental benefits to more than 45 million people across 15 states and the District of Columbia*. All are members of the Delta Dental Plans Association based in Oak Brook, Illinois, the not-for-profit national association that, through a national network of Delta Dental companies, collectively covers millions of people nationwide. For more information about Delta Dental of California, please visit

*Delta Dental of California’s operating areas encompass Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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