NEBGH HONORS DENNIS G. WILSON OF DELTA DENTAL OF NEW JERSEY FOR HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — January 12, 2016 —Dennis G. Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey, was awarded the Leon J. Warshaw Leadership in Healthcare Award by the Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) on December 15, 2015 at the group’s 21st Annual Tribute to Leadership held in New York City. The event honors excellence in healthcare and business leadership and the award goes to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to improving healthcare. This is the first time in NEBGH history that a leader from a dental benefits company received this honor.
“This serves as landmark public recognition of the strong relationship between good oral health and good overall health and a long-term commitment by Dennis,” said Dr. Ronald Deblinger, Chairman of the Board of Delta Dental of New Jersey. “This is truly an honor for Delta Dental and for the entire oral health care industry.”
Under Wilson’s leadership, Delta Dental of New Jersey has worked to ensure that oral health has an important role in health and wellness employee benefit planning and engagement.
Wilson joined Delta Dental of New Jersey in 2013 as president and CEO. He is a member of the Community Foundation of New Jersey Board of Trustees, as well as the Boards of the Morris County Economic Development Authority and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Wilson also serves as a trustee on the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation Board, the charitable arm of Delta Dental of New Jersey.
The Tribute to Leadership was established in 1995 to publicly recognize extraordinary service, leadership, and commitment to improving health care quality and making health care available and affordable to all that work and live in the Northeast Region. Past honorees have included leading medical systems, and national and international pharmaceutical companies and organizations.
About Delta Dental
Delta Dental of New Jersey Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.5 million people through contracts with groups in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental Insurance Company writes dental coverage on an insured basis and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs. For more information, visit www.deltadentalnj.com.