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Mission and History

Excellence. Service. Value.
Making a difference for our constituents, communities, and employees.


  • Excellence in reputation - being part of the best
  • Continuously setting the service standard
  • Taking pride in what we do through hard work and integrity
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Commitment and respect for all constituents

In 1972, Delta Dental of Kansas (DDKS) was formed by an act of the Kansas legislature. The purpose was to provide a not-for-profit vehicle for providing professionally sponsored dental care programs to groups in Kansas. From those early years, Delta Dental of Kansas has grown to be the largest dental carrier in the state. As a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a national network of dental service corporations, we share in the role of being the largest dental carrier in the country. 

As a not-for-profit corporation, we strive to advance oral health care, dental health and access. DDKS is dedicated to giving back to our communities through our Community Benefit initiatives.