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Smile Stories: How Esperanca’s Oral Health Educator Program Helped One Phoenix Family

National Smile Month has been a terrific time to share how Delta Dental of Arizona has been working to make people smile across Arizona. Through its foundation, Delta Dental of Arizona has been making grants to nonprofits that provide preventive oral health services in their community, by donating supplies like toothbrushes, paste and floss to […]

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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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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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The Dangers of DIY Dental

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Dental Work

Access to basic preventive dental care is available to many Americans, but more complicated procedures can come with a price tag.  To compensate for convenience and cost, some Americans are opting for “Do-It-Yourself dentistry.” Whether through instructional videos or mail-order kits, adults of all ages are trying teeth DIYs. The truth is that most dental DIYs […]

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Funny Dental Comics to Crack You Up

Funny Dental Comics to Crack You Up

We know it’s important to take care of our teeth, and have nothing but love for the dental professionals who help keep them healthy. That’s why we hope this collection of dental jokes doesn’t hurt their fillings. If the crown fits… Oh deer… Maybe this is why we don’t floss… Ok, now we’re cracking up […]

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Could Children’s Dental Coverage Change

Could Children’s Dental Coverage Change?

Children’s dental coverage can change year-after-year, but predicting that change is a bit more complicated. With a new administration taking charge in 2017, a change in children’s coverage could become a reality. Here are some possibilities: • Programs through Medicaid KidsCare, which is available through Medicaid/CHIP, offers health and dental benefits for children under the […]

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Need to spruce up your dental office? This toothbrush wreath is the perfect year-round decoration!

CRAFT: Toothbrush Wreath for Bathrooms & Dental Offices

Looking for a fun way to spruce up that bathroom door? Want to add some oral health decor to your dental practice? This colorful toothbrush wreath is perfect way to spread some cheer while reminding all who see it to take care of their pearly whites! Materials: 30-60 toothbrushes, depending on wreath size Styrofoam wreath […]

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5 Fun and Unique Dental Offices in Metro Phoenix

We searched high and low for the most unique dental offices in the Grand Canyon State. From playful to out-of-this-world, these practices will help even the most anxious patients relax and possibly even enjoy their twice-annual dental exam. And if you’re a Delta Dental member, these offices are all in-network! Find your dream dental office […]

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Navigate the Medicare Dental Dilemma

Emotions run high for pre-retirees. The retirement cloud comes in two forms—one part white and fluffy (no more work!) — another dark and ominous (no more benefits?). Medicare doesn’t cover dental—including procedures, care or devices. Medicare will only cover it if it’s required as part of overarching medical care or procedure. Get your head out […]

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