Allan Allford, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona, plans to retire by Dec. 31, after more than 11 years leading the state’s top dental insurance company and more than 43 years in the healthcare and private sectors.
“Under Allan’s leadership, Delta Dental of Arizona has nearly tripled its membership and our Foundation has made significant strides in improving oral health throughout the state,” Delta Dental of Arizona board of directors chair Candace Wiest stated in a news release. “He will be greatly missed but has developed a team of strong leaders that will ensure the company’s continued success.”
Delta Dental’s main office is located at 5656 W. Talavi Blvd., Glendale.
Delta Dental is the largest dental insurer in Arizona, covering more than 1.2 million residents.
“While I’m proud of the many accomplishments our team has made over the past 11 years, it’s the relationships and lives we’ve touched that I’ll remember most,” Mr. Allford stated. “There is no greater reward than knowing you made a positive impact in people’s lives and I am humbled when I reflect on the role that Delta Dental and our Foundation have played in enriching so many.”
Since 2011, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has given back $11 million to the communities it serves through community grants, strategic partnerships, education programs and dental supply donations.