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Crescent Community Health Center Receives $40,000 Delta Dental Grant


Brooke Gomez, Interim CEO

Crescent Community Health Center Receives $40,000 Delta Dental Grant

DUBUQUE, IA, January 21, 2019 – Crescent Community Health Center has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation to outfit dental operatives in their new clinic expected to open in fall of this year.  Crescent’s new location will double the clinics healthcare footprint in Dubuque, making high-quality medical and dental care more accessible than ever. 

In 2017 Crescent had over 18,765 clinic visits by 6,427 unique patients.  Of the over 18,000 clinic visits, 10,780 were in the dental department.  Looking ahead, Crescent is forecasting to serve over 8,000 patients annually by 2021.  

Delta Dental and Crescent have a strong history of partnership as Delta donated over $100,000 in 2015 allowing Crescent to open a satellite dental clinic housed within Stonehill.  This dental clinic was the first of its kind in the United States.

Crescent Community Health Center first opened its doors in October of 2006. Crescent was founded by a group of dedicated board members made up of community stakeholders who identified the need for primary medical and dental care for underserved populations. Since then, Crescent has been providing high-quality primary and preventive medical and dental care to members of the community.

About Delta Dental of Iowa

Delta Dental of Iowa is the largest and most experienced provider of dental benefits in the state. As a not-for-profit insurance company, Delta Dental of Iowa invests in oral health and wellness projects through the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation that focus on access to care, prevention, education and research. Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation’s mission is to support and improve the oral health of Iowans.

Delta Dental of Iowa is a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association, the leading national network of independent dental service corporations. The Delta Dental member companies provide dental benefits to more than 70 million Americans in more than 120,000 employee groups throughout the country. For more information, visit our website at