Delta Dental of Kansas

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. Delta Dental of Kansas is based in Wichita, KS, with a sales office in Leawood, KS.

Our Mission

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

Our Leadership

Executive Leadership

Dean Newton

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Bauer

Chief People & Strategy Officer; General Counsel

Bryce Dougherty

Chief Financial Officer

Sarah Patterson

Chief Innovation & Marketing Officer

Kristen Hoffman

Chief Operating & Experience Officer

Board of Directors

Gary Yager


Kim Borchers

Angie McClure

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Melinda Miner, D.D.S.

Patrick Moriarty, D.D.S.

Shawn Naccarato, PhD

Lucynda Raben, D.D.S.

Ruth Teichman

Nicholas Troilo, D.D.S.

Nancy Zogleman

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Giving Back

As a not-for-profit corporation, we strive to advance oral health care, dental health and access. Over the past 10 years, Delta Dental of Kansas has given more than $10 million back to the communities we serve. 

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Join Our Team

Interested in joining our team? Learn more about a career at Delta Dental of Kansas.