Archive | 2017
How our Foundation Supports Low-Income Families in Arizona

How our Foundation Supports Low-Income Families in Arizona

With a commitment to oral health education access and preventive dental care, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is thrilled to support Maggie’s Place—a clinic that provides dental care to homeless pregnant women. Maggie’s Place was just one of the 34 organizations the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation supported in 2016. Nearly $600,000 was distributed […]

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Providing Dental Care to Pinal County’s Children

Providing Dental Care to Pinal County’s Children

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is committed to oral health education and providing preventive dental care to children. As such, the foundation has invested in Sun Life Family Health Center through the Community Dental Program. With a donation of $18,000, the Community Dental Program will provide oral hygiene instruction, dental screenings and fluoride varnish […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Launches Small Business Unit

As we continue to expand our services to meet the growing oral health needs across the state, we are pleased to announce the creation of a small business sales and service unit (SBU). Led by Kristi Dewitt-Quintero, the SBU will work with Arizona small business owners—and the brokers who serve them—to ensure their employees have […]

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Can Apple Cider Vinegar Harm Enamel?

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Harm Enamel?

Apple cider vinegar seems to be the star “super drink” of the natural craze. And Google is gossiping, claiming this sour solution can work wonders for things like weight loss and energy gain. Apple cider vinegar has a pH level of 3.075—making it as harmful to your teeth as stomach acid. Regardless of this cloudy […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Donates Nearly $500,000 to Statewide Nonprofits

Delta Dental of Arizona, through the charitable Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, has been committed to expanding access to oral health education and preventive dental care, especially for children and expectant mothers. In 2017, we will provide nearly $500,000 in grants to 29 Arizona community groups serving high-risk children and families, pregnant mothers, dental health awareness programs […]

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How to Make (And Keep) Patients Happy

How to Make (And Keep) Patients Happy

Unfortunately, a trip to the dentist isn’t the most exciting errand. But as a dental professional, you have the power to change your patients’ attitude. You make healthy smiles happen. Here’s how to make it happen for patients when they walk out the door:  Know your patients. Your office isn’t the DMV—make every patient interaction […]

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Be a Proactive Planner with this Summer Insurance Checklist

Be a Proactive Planner with this Summer Insurance Checklist

Getting the most out of your dental coverage takes some planning throughout the year. Now that we are almost halfway through the year, what are some things you should do? Schedule Your Regular Dental Visits By summer you have likely had one dental visit, but if you haven’t, now would be a good time to […]

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Frozen Popsicles

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Mix-and-Match Fruit Popsicles

Popsicles are everyone’s favorite ice-cold summer delight. While we invite icy indulgences on occasion, sugary treats can be harsh on your teeth. And unfortunately, most pops are loaded with added sugar and artificial dyes. Instead of shunning sweets all summer, why not give your favorites a makeover? Try these popsicles that will please both pearly whites and […]

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Essential Oils in Dental Products and Practice

Essential Oils in Dental Products and Practice

Essential oils are everywhere. These popular potions are popping up on Pinterest in the form of DIY toothpaste and even as a drug-free fix for dental anxiety. But are essential oils all they’re cracked up to be? We explore a few uses: Oil Pulling The oil supposedly cleans the mouth by swishing a vegetable-based oil […]

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Develop Good Oral Health Habits in 4 Simple Steps

Develop Healthy Habits in 4 Simple Steps

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn’t stick with it? If you’re like many people, you set out with the best intentions but failed to keep the momentum going. We studied the basics of habit formation to come up with 4 simple steps to conquer your goal. Here’s how you can […]

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