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GLASTONBURY, CT.March 7, 2024 Delta Dental of Connecticut is pleased to announce Lisa N. Gallucci, DMD and D.ABDSM, as the new Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation chair. Dr. Gallucci succeeds Dr. George McLaughlin, DMD, who retired at the end of 2023.

The Foundation works to improve the oral health of New Jersey and Connecticut through charitable contributions to solve oral health care challenges, enhancing dental health, providing access to dental care programs, and increasing awareness of the benefits of good oral health. The Foundation has given more than $24 million toward dental care for the underinsured and uninsured and dental education programs.

“We are delighted to appoint Lisa as chair of the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation,” said Ronald I. Deblinger, DMD, Chairman, Delta Dental of New Jersey. “Lisa’s many years of dental experience, along with her time serving on various boards and committees both within and outside of Delta Dental, give us confidence she will be a vital part of furthering the Foundation’s future projects and initiatives.”

Dr. Gallucci, a practicing dentist since 2001 and owner of Gallucci Dental in Marlton, NJ, has been a member of the Delta Dental New Jersey Board of Trustees and its Foundation, as well as the Delta Dental of Connecticut Board of Directors since 2017, where she has served on several committees.

“I’m thrilled to become the new Chair of the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation,” said Dr. Gallucci. “I look forward to continuing my work with the Foundation through projects that support dental health and raise awareness in underserved populations, helping children, developmentally disabled persons, seniors, and veterans get better access to care and a deeper understanding of how important good oral health care is.”

Dr. Gallucci serves as the liaison to Rutgers University Foundation’s SMILE Transformation Program, which the Delta Dental Foundation funds to help several people transform their smiles, improving their oral and overall health. Dr. Gallucci is a member of the Executive Board of the Southern New Jersey Dental Association, an alternate delegate for the American Dental Association, and a Board of Trustee member for the New Jersey Dental Association. She is a proud Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Gallucci joins Foundation President Caryl Russo, Ph.D., and board members Ronald Deblinger, DMD, Vice President, Carolyn Breen, Ed.D., Trustee, Nicole McGrath Barnes, DDS, Trustee, Jay Oyer, Treasurer, Debra Salman, DDS, Secretary, Ellen Schworn, Trustee, Randy Stodard, Vice President, Michael Rodrigues, Vice President & Assistant Treasurer, Dennis Wilson, Vice President, Paul Di Maio, Vice President, General Counsel & Assistant Secretary.



About Delta Dental

In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs. Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.9 million people through contracts with groups and individuals in New Jersey and Connecticut.

Offering dental benefits since 1969, Delta Dental’s mission is to promote oral health to the greatest number of people by providing accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value. We are a not-for-profit service corporation and, as a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, we’re part of a network that provides national dental coverage to more than 85 million people. For more information, visit