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United Concordia Dental invests more than $2.1 million in communities to advance oral and total health in 2023
Apr 2, 2024

CAMP HILL, Pa. (April 2, 2024) – Over 100 community-based organizations nationwide benefited from more than $2.1 million in support from United Concordia Dental’s charitable fund and corporate giving efforts in 2023. The investments targeted programs and initiatives promoting oral and total health.

“Every year, United Concordia aims to improve oral and overall health outcomes by working with and providing funding to a variety of community partners across the United States, including dentists, dental clinics, charitable organizations and higher education institutions,” said Ed Shellard, DMD, president and CEO, United Concordia Dental. “Through these investments, we continue our 50-plus-year legacy of building stronger communities and providing opportunities for people to be their healthiest.”

A significant portion of the funding came from the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund, which provided grants supporting programs focused on oral health; dental care for the uninsured and underinsured; and diversity and inclusion initiatives, including oral health equity.

Key highlights of the national dental solution partner’s 2023 community achievements include:

Free dental care: More than 26,000 uninsured and underinsured adults and children received over $35 million in free dental care through the company’s dental outreach grants.

Mobile dental services: United Concordia, in partnership with Highmark Wholecare, held a 15-city mobile dental tour across Pennsylvania, with volunteer dentists and dental hygienists providing free services, such as exams, cleanings, X-rays and fluoride applications, to 800 children, youth and seniors.

Scholarship assistance: Nearly 40 dental and dental hygiene students at nine colleges and universities received a combined $270,000 in scholarship assistance as part of the company’s long-standing commitment to make dental education more accessible.

Food bank donations: Food banks in nine states collectively received $110,000 in funding to help increase food access and eliminate hunger in their communities.

Employee volunteerism: United Concordia team members volunteered their time and skills to give back to the communities where they live and work, logging 3,200 hours of volunteer services valued at $130,000.

To learn more about United Concordia’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, visit Caring for Our Community at

Kristy Cramlet
United Concordia Dental
Leilyn Perri
Highmark Health