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Daily Stretches for Dental Staff [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a dental hygienist, dentist or dental staff member, you put your patient’s comfort first. If a patient has a hard time reclining fully or positioning themselves for a cleaning or exam, you twist and contort to make it work. But this can take a toll on your back and neck. It’s easy to develop […]

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Orthodontist Dr. McGuire

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Jesse McGuire

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental orthodontist, Dr. Jesse McGuire of ProSmiles Orthodontics in Goodyear. Dr. McGuire offers an array of services for adults and children, from traditional braces and clear aligners to jaw surgery and TMJ therapy. What made you decide to become an orthodontist? I was at a job fair and […]

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Marijuana and anesthesia

Marijuana & Anesthesia: Can You Smoke Weed Before Oral Surgery?

As medical marijuana use becomes more common, medical professionals are learning more about the different ways cannabis users respond to anesthesia, heal post-surgery or react to certain medications. Because of this, it’s important to tell your dentist or doctor if you use marijuana. What Are The Marijuana Laws In Arizona? You probably noticed some changes […]

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Dr. Joy Collier

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Joy M. Collier

We’d like to introduce Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Joy Collier. Her Goodyear practice, Desert Vista Dental, offers a comprehensive list of services. From basic dental checkups to a selection of cosmetic treatments, Dr. Collier aims to treat all her patients with kindness and compassion. Do you brush and floss as much as recommended?Yes, I do. […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Customer Service Team

Delta Dental Customer Service: Your Smile Power Support Team

When you call Delta Dental of Arizona (DDAZ) with a dental benefits question, there’s an entire team of friendly people ready to help. They’re passionate about helping you understand and use your benefits–and often go the extra mile to do so. For Customer Service Week, we’re taking the opportunity to highlight a few of our […]

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Can Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Be Used to Regrow Teeth or Treat Diseases?

Can Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Be Used to Regrow Teeth or Treat Diseases?

Parents may want to ask the Tooth Fairy to leave their child’s lost baby tooth at a tooth bank facility, say some scientists. That’s because those baby teeth contain stem cells that may help fight certain diseases or regrow a lost adult tooth in the future. Dental Pulp of Lost Baby Teeth Contains Stem Cells […]

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Dr. Malek

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Tannaz Malekzadeh of Malek Periodontics in Glendale. Periodontist Tannaz Malekzadeh, DMD, affectionately referred to by patients as “Dr. Malek,” practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting. What made you decide to become a […]

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Nonprofits can rent dental equipment from Phoenix ToolBank

You Can Rent Dental Equipment from Phoenix ToolBank

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation provides nearly $1M a year to nonprofit organizations to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health. That’s our mission. What that means on a day-to-day basis is Delta Dental provides funding to nonprofits for programs that provide oral screenings/exams, fluoride varnish treatments, and sealants to children and pregnant women. […]

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Prickly pear cactus is delicious and packed with nutrients. Learn the best restaurants to try prickly pear in Arizona and the health benefits it can provide.

Prickly Pear is Everywhere! The Health Benefits of Eating Cactus

Not only is cactus edible, but this prickly plant is also a great source of nutrients and hydration. Because of their desert climate, it’s essential that cacti are good at storing water. That means they’re also good at hydrating us. And because they’re high in fiber, full of antioxidants, and packed with carotenoids, cactus can […]

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Premier Valley Dental

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Alexandria Schwei

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Alexandria Schwei of Premier Valley Dental in Phoenix. Dr. Schwei is a family dentist who works to deliver comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages. What made you decide to become a dentist?I originally wanted to become a teacher. When I was […]

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