Delta Dental of New Jersey appoints Dr. Lisa Gallucci as foundation chair

Dr. Lisa Gallucci has been named as the new chair of Delta Dental of New Jersey‘s foundation. Gallucci succeeds Dr. George McLaughlin, who retired at the end of 2023.

The Parsippany-based 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.

To date, 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,” Dr. Ronald Deblinger, chairman, Delta Dental of New Jersey, said. “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.”

Gallucci, a practicing dentist since 2001 and owner of Gallucci Dental in Marlton, 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 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.”

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. She 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 trustees member for the New Jersey Dental Association. She is also a proud diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.