Delta Dental Plans Association, DeltaUSA Elect New National Board Officers

Delta Dental of Arizona Jan. 18, 2017

The Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) Board of Directors has appointed three new officers: President and CEO of Delta Dental of Washington, Jim Dwyer, was elected chair, and Rodney A. Young, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Minnesota, was elected vice chair.  Elected as secretary/treasurer was Allan Allford, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona.

“Our Board leadership is instrumental to ensuring reliable access to oral health care for more than 73 million Delta Dental consumers—children, families and individuals,” said Steven R. Olson, president and CEO of DDPA. “I look forward to working with our new Board leadership to continue bringing our mission and Brand to life in communities across the nation.”

Also making three new appointments to its Board of Directors was the separately incorporated affiliate of DDPA, DeltaUSA, which enables Delta Dental to centrally administer national or multi-state dental benefits programs. Allan Allford, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona, has been named chair, and Dennis Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey, has been named vice chair. Belinda Martinez, president of Delta Dental Insurance Company, has been elected secretary/treasurer.

“I am honored to be named to these boards along with colleagues across the country,” said Allford. “Participation on these boards will allow Delta Dental of Arizona to stay on the forefront of national trends and ensure the best oral healthcare coverage available on the market.”

Both the DDPA and DeltaUSA Board of Directors made the appointments at their October meetings and the officers’ terms became effective January 1, 2017.

About Delta Dental of Arizona

Delta Dental of Arizona is the leading dental benefits provider in Arizona, serving more than 1 million enrollees and more than 3,300 contracted dentists across the state. Passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families, Delta Dental of Arizona has worked for more than 40 years to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental coverage accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit
About Delta Dental Plans Association

The nonprofit Delta Dental Plans Association, based in Oak Brook, Ill., is the national association of Delta Dental member companies, which collectively make up the nation’s leading dental benefits provider, with enrollment of over 73 million Americans. For more information, visit website

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