Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation works to expand access to dental care for Minnesota's underserved population. The Foundation invests in programs and organizations to optimize the capacity of the oral health safety net system, expand the oral health workforce and health care team, and provide oral health care prevention and education.
The Foundation works with Wilder Research to evaluate its impacts, understand current oral health care needs, and identify future improvement opportunities. As part of the evaluation, Wilder Research conducted literature reviews, analyzed grantees' data, and interviewed grantees and other local and national oral health experts and providers. This document is a review of the economic literature related to the known effects of several dental interventions on a variety of quantifiable outcomes.