Archive | March, 2016

What Teeth Tell Us: The Surprising Things Your Teeth Reveal About You [Infographic]

Your smile is the first thing many people notice and your teeth arguably are your smile’s most defining characteristic. In fact, teeth—like fingerprints—are so unique they can provide valuable information about the person behind that dazzling smile. Using only your teeth, experts can determine your age, ethnic background, personality type and whether or not you […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Esperanca Helps At-risk Children Learn with a Smile

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is a 501(c)3 private foundation embedded in Delta Dental of Arizona, the leading dental benefits company in the state. We have a staff of 3 and a large group of volunteer board members and event volunteers who dedicate themselves to executing the mission of the Foundation, which is to support […]

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Smile Power in Politics: What We Can Learn From Candidate Grins

It’s election year! And politicians have been showboating their smiles all across the country. Politicians have power—but what about their pearly whites? Smiles can influence elections. In a crowded political field, votes of­ten come down to sub­lim­in­al qual­it­ies. Candidates who smile in campaign photos have improved polling outcomes, compared to those who don’t smile, according […]

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Get Digital with Your Dental: Why to Take the Paper-Free Plunge

When it comes to going green, the small steps can make a big difference. One small step Delta Dental of Arizona has taken to reduce waste and lower costs is by increasing its paperless offerings. Here’s how you can help this effort become more meaningful: If you’re a member – Sign up for to receive […]

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Dental Benefits 101: Common Dental Insurance Terms Explained [Infographic]

You may think of insurance as a hassle, but the truth is that it’s one of the most valuable programs your employer offers. Unfortunately, insurance carriers—especially those focusing in health and dental benefits—don’t always make it easy to understand the features of their plans. We want you to take full advantage of your coverage with […]

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Dentists & Hygienists: Fill Schedule Gaps with Everseat

For prospective patients, the biggest challenge with seeing a dentist is scheduling the appointment. Delta Dental of Arizona has discovered a new way to make that the easiest part—with Everseat. Everseat is an appointment-scheduling tool that current and prospective patients can download for free. With it, they can schedule appointments in the future or find […]

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Smile, Your Dental Expenses May Qualify as a Tax Deduction

Preparing your taxes? If you itemize your federal deductions, you may be able to deduct dental expenses for yourself, your spouse and your dependents. According to the IRS, medical and dental care expenses include “payments for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or payments for treatments affecting any structure or function of […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Kelly Jorn Cook

Meet Dr. Kelly Jorn Cook, the self-proclaimed “Chandler doc that rocks.” His practice, Kelly Jorn Cook DDS, offers routine dental care, advanced cosmetic and complete restoration dentistry including dental implants, and general dental services for the whole family. Why did you open a rock and roll themed office? Kids always get the fun themes—jungle, trains, etc. I’m just […]

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