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St. Louis, MO (May 15, 2019) - The state’s leading dental benefits provider, Delta Dental of Missouri, announces the election of two new members to its Board of Directors. Oladipupo (Ladi) Adefala, a cyber security expert, and William A. Gray, DMD, MD, were elected to serve three-year terms.

Adefala is a cyber security expert with Fortinet, who advises clients from a variety of industry sectors on cyber security strategies and risk management. He has served in strategic technical and leadership roles in enterprise network, mobility and advanced cyber security solutions, and has held information technology and security positions at several national corporations. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and has multiple industry certifications. He resides in St. Charles, Mo.

Dr. Gray is a licensed oral surgeon, dentist and physician, practicing oral surgery at St. Louis South Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and serving as chief of oral surgery at Mercy Hospital South (formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center). He earned a Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and a Medical Doctorate degree from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, before completing an internship in general surgery and a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital. He resides in Clayton, Mo.

“We’re extremely fortunate to welcome Ladi and Dr. Gray to our board team. Each brings outstanding credentials and a wealth of insights and new perspectives to our organization,” said Rob Goren, president and chief executive officer at Delta Dental of Missouri. “Each shares our passion to help people live better lives through improved dental health. Together, with our fellow board leaders, they’re helping us continue to best meet the evolving needs of everyone we serve.”   

About Delta Dental of Missouri 
Delta Dental of Missouri is the state’s leading dental benefits provider and a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. It provides 1.9 million members with access to affordable, high-quality dental care through group plans tailored to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, from large corporations to small businesses with two or more employees. Delta Dental also offers dental benefit plans directly to individuals and families. The company proudly supports oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes that help educate people about the importance of dental health and provide free dental care to those in need. To learn more, visit