Barb Kozuh

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Barb Kozuh handles fundraising and events for the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation. She was inspired by the dedication, patience and kind-heartedness of her childhood family dentist in Joliet, IL and wanted to make others feel good about their smiles by becoming a dentist. However, after graduating from Arizona State University with a business degree, she was lured into the non-profit sports industry where she was able to both fulfill her need to help others and satisfy her love of sports. Barb has served as executive director of Chicago White Sox Charities, the Frank Thomas Charitable Foundation and Phoenix Coyotes Charities. In addition, Barb has worked in marketing, advertising and public relations for a number of firms in Chicago and most recently was the director of grants and programs for the Arizona Foundation for Women. Barb and her family, which includes her daughter Annie who also loves her dentist, live in North Phoenix.

Recent blog posts written by Barb Kozuh

2 Fun Treats to Make With Your Kids For a Healthy Halloween

I love Halloween!  I hate Halloween! I love decorating the house, discussing and planning costume options with my 7-year old daughter, carving pumpkins together and planning what we can hand out to the little neighborhood trick-or-treaters. After Halloween, I hate fussing with my daughter over limiting her Halloween candy. It’s not punitive; it’s about what’s […]

5 Tips for Aging Gracefully

What do you, a fine wine and George Clooney all have in common? These are all things that get better with age! While many of us loathe blowing out birthday candles each year, it’s time to change that way of thinking and embrace your age. Start with these 5 simple ways to age gracefully and […]

7 Reasons Smiling & Laughing are Good for You

Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was right! Researchers at the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland found that “people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations” when compared to those of a similar age without heart disease. In addition to “eating right […]

Secondhand Smoke May Be Linked to Cavities in Kids

Researchers have long known there is a connection between tobacco use and gum disease, as well as oral cancers. What’s not well understood is the connection between secondhand smoke and the development of cavities in young children. A 2011 systemic review of 15 studies published between 1990 and 2010 found a “possible causal relationship” between […]

9th Annual Golf4Smiles Tournament Raises Funds, Friends and Flags

During the early morning hours on Friday, May 16, workers raised new, crisp golf flags in the holes around both courses of Grayhawk Golf Club.  The flags carried the logos of the many companies that support the efforts of Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation. It was a beautiful, calm 77 degrees, the sun was just […]

5 Books to Read to Your Kids to Make Them Smile

National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to visit your local library and teach your child the wonders of reading. Books can transform a dull day into a day filled with adventure and excitement. This week, take a moment to sit down and read with your child. Here are 5 books that will make your […]

Foundation Grants Provide Dental Education, Services to Diverse Audiences

Arizona has long been romanticized as a sparsely populated desert with wide open spaces and a slower-paced lifestyle. According to the 2010 census, Arizona boasts 6.55 million people and is the 15th most populated state in the country.  The perception of the relaxed, wide-open desert lifestyle has given way to the reality of a large, […]

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Awards 2014 Grants

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is pleased to announce the award of more than $455,000 in community grants to 26 organizations promoting oral health and disease prevention programs in Arizona. Grants range from $6,500 to $25,000 and support a broad array of preventive services, including a $10,000 grant to Flagstaff Medical Center’s program which […]

Arizona Dental Organizations Participating in Give Kids a Smile Day

450,000 That’s the number of children who will benefit from more than 1,500 nationwide dental service events through the Give Kids a Smile program. The American Dental Association (ADA) began the Give Kids A Smile program in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to […]

Foundation Spotlight: What is Super Sealant Saturday?

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, founded in 1997 with a mission to promote oral health and prevent dental disease in underserved and uninsured communities. This mission is woven through all aspects of Foundation activities – from daily dental supply donations to schools and non-profit organizations to the annual responsive grant-making process to the fundraisers […]

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