Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Delta Dental of Tennessee recognizes the importance of a healthy smile. Our mission is to improve the oral health of the people of Tennessee through our products, advocacy, education and philanthropy.

Our Vision

To ensure healthy smiles for all Tennesseans.


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. Our name was officially changed to Delta Dental of Tennessee in 1970.

Since then, Delta Dental of Tennessee has grown to become the largest independent dental insurance provider in the state, with 2,125 employer groups representing over 1.2 million Tennesseans. We also have the state’s largest network of practicing, licensed dentists with more than 88% participating in our Delta Dental Premier network and more than 60% 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.

Core Values

DIVERSITY — We are committed to providing an environment in which all people, their ideas and their backgrounds are respected, supported and valued in a team environment.

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT — We support efforts to enhance the health and wellbeing of those in our communities.

INNOVATION — We encourage a culture of creativity and innovation to exceed customer expectations and keep our competitive edge in a fast-changing market.

COLLABORATION — We support the sharing of responsibilities across the Enterprise and believe that teamwork is essential to our success.

INTEGRITY — We treat others fairly and honestly and have the courage to do what is right.