Northeast Delta Dental is an umbrella organization providing dental benefits to individuals and companies of all sizes in our tri?state area through Delta Dental Plan of Maine, Delta Dental Plan of New Hampshire, and Delta Dental Plan of Vermont. Founded in 1961 as New Hampshire Dental Service Corporation, Delta Dental Plan of New Hampshire's growth began with the administration of the Teamsters dental benefits program in 1966. By 1976, Northeast Delta Dental was formed as an association of the dental service corporations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Award?winning Northeast Delta Dental has approximately 185 employees, with corporate offices in Concord, New Hampshire, and sales offices in Saco, Maine, and Burlington, Vermont. Northeast Delta Dental administers dental benefits for over 700,000 people. With a network of 1,635 participating dentists in the tri?state area, or 87% of the total dentists, our subscribers and their families are assured of broad access to licensed dentists who have agreed to certain billing and administrative protocols. In 2009, over 1.4 million claims were processed for payment, and revenues were nearly 264 million dollars. Northeast Delta Dental's primary objective is to extend the availability of oral health. We seek to do this by educating potential purchasers and the public on the value of oral health and by designing quality, affordable dental plans to improve access. Northeast Delta Dental fulfills its most mission?sensitive philanthropy through the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation. The Foundation utilizes its resources to support oral health initiatives in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont through a grant application process. In addition to awarding grants related to oral health, the company supports many other organizations and initiatives important to communities throughout our three states. Northeast Delta Dental firmly believes that its continued success in the marketplace and the attainment of its corporate mission are directly related to a strong and healthy reserve position. We are committed to providing our subscribers with cost management and quality assurance. By our performance, we seek to demonstrate for our subscribers the value of service and the distinct advantages it provides. Our Guarantee Of Service ExcellenceSM program, introduced to all customers in March 1, 1996, underscores our commitment to delivering quality products and services. Northeast Delta Dental is a member company of Delta Dental Plans Association. The 39 independent Delta Dental Member Companies operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico share a passion for oral health. For over 55 years, Delta Dental Plans Association has been committed to working with its independent state service organizations to serve as a conduit for member companies to provide multi?state and national coverage to customers and increase the availability of dental care to millions of people?nearly one?third of the estimated 173 million Americans with dental insurance.