Vision & Mission

Our Vision

Improving the overall wellness of our communities.

Our Mission

Ensuring healthy smiles.

Our Purpose

Delta Dental of Tennessee believes everyone deserves good health. Our aim is to improve the overall wellness of our communities through our products, advocacy, education and philanthropy.

Core Values

SERVICE - Our success begins and ends with providing superior quality service.

COMMUNITY - We seek opportunities to invest in the betterment of our communities.

INTEGRITY - We are committed to building relationships based on honesty, trust, and respect.


Delta Dental of Tennessee was first formed as Tennessee Dental Services Corporation in 1965 as the result of enabling legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly. In 1970, the company became a part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, which was created in order to coordinate dental insurance for companies with employees in multiple states.

Since then, Delta Dental of Tennessee has grown to become the largest independent dental insurance provider in the state, with more than 2,100 employer groups representing over 1.4 million Tennesseans. We also have the state’s largest network of practicing, licensed dentists with more than 92% participating in our Delta Dental Premier network and more than 73% participating in Delta Dental PPO. We are consistently rated among the largest, best, and most efficiently run companies in Tennessee.

Along with affiliates in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Ohio, Delta Dental of Tennessee is part of a family of companies that collectively are among the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. Our offices are located in Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis.

Delta Dental of Tennessee is also a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association, America’s largest, most experienced dental benefits system. Together, the plans provide coverage to more than 75 million Americans and operate the nation’s largest network of participating dentists.