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Dental CE Opportunities for AZ Dentists

Each year, Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation (DDAZF) board selects a group of nonprofits across the state as grant recipients to improve the oral health of Arizonans. These funds are used to support projects, programs and services that promote good oral health practices. One of our grantees, Southern Arizona Oral Health Coalition (SAzOHC), uses their […]

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What Is The Best Drink For Kids?

What do kiddos, plants and puppies have in common? They all need water to survive. In fact, all living things need water to survive. That’s because water flushes waste, regulates temperature and helps brain function. It’s what our cells need and it’s key to good overall and oral health. We get most of our water […]

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5 Side Effects of Mask Mouth & How to Fix Them

Face masks are a good defense against the spread of COVID-19. They’re easy to find, come in fashion forward fabrics and help keep people safe when they need to meet with others. But face masks can also cause some pesky side effects, sometimes called “mask mouth.” Here are 5 side effects of mask mouth and […]

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COVID-19 and Your Oral Health: What’s the Connection?

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: oral health is health. Everything from what you eat to how you care for your smile impacts your oral and overall health and may affect how your body fights and responds to COVID-19. While the science is evolving, data suggests that oral health may play an […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin

Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin of Breton Family Dental Meet Dr. Jessica Brereton Peterkin, an Arizona native and family dentist in Midtown Phoenix. Her practice, Breton Family Dental, is a bilingual dental office (speaking English and Spanish) that serves patients of all ages. Dr. Peterkin offers everything from Invisalign to oral surgery and everything in between. […]

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Stress of COVID-19 Linked to Increased Oral Health Problems

If you’ve been feeling a little on edge lately, you’re not alone. According to a report released by Harvard Medical School and University of North Carolina, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased stress levels in the U.S. by 55%! Elevated stress levels can lead to many overall health problems, including issues affecting your oral health. And […]

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Men, Avoiding the Dentist is Bad for Your Health

  Would you rather scrub a dirty bathroom clean or visit the doctor for a routine checkup? If you are a man, you may be more inclined to roll up your sleeves and scrub the bathroom! According to a recent study by the Cleveland Clinic, men aren’t going to the doctor for regular checkups like […]

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Customer Service Week: Meet the Delta Dental ‘Dream Team’

  The Delta Dental of Arizona customer service ‘Dream Team’ is full of A-list players who create value every day by providing support to our members, dentists, brokers, and internal teams. They’re true dental benefits experts who can help answer any question and field any curveball, so you’ll always feel like you have someone in […]

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Dr. Schmelter at My Time Dental Centers

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Jeffrey D. Schmelter

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Schmelter of My Time Dental Centers in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Schmelter is a general dentist who treats patients of all ages. He is licensed in IV sedation, nitrous oxide and oral sedation. My Time Dental Centers offers a full array of dental services, from […]

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Delta Dental Dentist Dr. Laila Hishaw

Dr. Laila Hishaw Gives Parents the Ultimate Oral Health Guide with her New Book “Cavity Free Kids”

There is no perfect parenting formula when it comes to keeping our kids strong and healthy. But we do know that oral health and overall health are closely tied to one another. Dr. Laila Hishaw, commonly referred to as “The Mommy Dentist,” is a board-certified Delta Dental pediatric dentist and a mother of three. She […]

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