Delta Dental of Arizona (Delta Dental), a health and wellness company providing affordable dental and vision benefits to individuals, families and businesses throughout the state, announced its plans to relocate its headquarters to 14850 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 400, on the southwest corner of Greenway Pkwy. and Scottsdale Road. The 13,400-square-foot space is designed with flexibility and innovation in mind. Delta Dental expects to move from its current location at 5656 W. Talavi Blvd. in Glendale in May 2024. 

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“This move means more than a simple change of zip code. As we continue our transformation from a single-line insurance company to a multi-line health and wellness company, it is critical to have a physical presence where other such organizations reside,” said Michael Jones, president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Arizona. 

In addition, according to Jones, the move was made with Delta Dental of Arizona team members, current and future, in mind. 

“It was also a priority to adapt our layout to modern work practices. As a result, our new space is designed for greater efficiency and collaboration,” said Jones, noting the smaller-by-design office will also greatly reduce the company’s environmental footprint. 

The new suite features fewer traditional offices and more meeting spaces, from conference rooms to huddle zones, to fit the team members’ varied needs. The design also provides a central hub for gatherings and connections.  

“It is also outfitted with state-of-the-art technology that will make working and sharing information among team members seamless, driving more efficiencies in how we support our customers, members, providers, and brokers,” said Jones. 

The move is the latest in a series of major announcements from the health and wellness company. 

In recent weeks, Delta Dental of Arizona announced that effective April 1, 2024, most plans will give children and adults with special health care needs access to increased benefits, including additional dental visits to increase patient and caregiver comfort and set treatment expectations; up to four dental cleanings in a benefit year; extra chair time for treatment delivery modifications necessary to accommodate patients with sensory sensitivities, behavioral challenges or other barriers to treatment; and use of anesthesia to provide dental care, which may include up to four units of anesthesia, when necessary. 

In March, Delta Dental announced a groundbreaking partnership with The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to create Arizona’s first-ever Oral Health In Medicine Initiative (OHMI). The partnership – made through a $850,000 investment by the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation – will increase oral health education for all medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and is expected to launch in the 2024-2025 academic year, which commences in July. It is estimated that upon completion of the program, UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix graduates will be able to make a positive impact on up to 180,000 patients per class, per year.  

Delta Dental of Arizona also kicked off 2024 by awarding grants to 39 non-profit organizations that work with underserved populations of all ages through oral health and nutritional programs.