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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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Poor Oral Health Can Mean No Olympic Medals

Athletes from all over the world continue to prepare as the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games creep closer and closer, kicking off on August 5th. The life of an elite athlete means to win it all, you have to have it all: the talent, dedication, coaching and nutrition. And just like skipping a day of […]

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How Your Practice Can Avoid Non-Intentional Dental Fraud

Accidental fraud happens. Learn what you can do to avoid an accident: Continue educating yourself.  Initial training is important, but repeating protocol can make the message stick. Make sure your staff knows appropriate patterns of practice. For example, a well-meaning hygienist may take radiographs during every checkup simply because he/she isn’t aware that it’s not […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Esperanca Helps At-risk Children Learn with a Smile

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is a 501(c)3 private foundation embedded in Delta Dental of Arizona, the leading dental benefits company in the state. We have a staff of 3 and a large group of volunteer board members and event volunteers who dedicate themselves to executing the mission of the Foundation, which is to support […]

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Get Digital with Your Dental: Why to Take the Paper-Free Plunge

When it comes to going green, the small steps can make a big difference. One small step Delta Dental of Arizona has taken to reduce waste and lower costs is by increasing its paperless offerings. Here’s how you can help this effort become more meaningful: If you’re a member – Sign up for to receive […]

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Dentists & Hygienists: Fill Schedule Gaps with Everseat

For prospective patients, the biggest challenge with seeing a dentist is scheduling the appointment. Delta Dental of Arizona has discovered a new way to make that the easiest part—with Everseat. Everseat is an appointment-scheduling tool that current and prospective patients can download for free. With it, they can schedule appointments in the future or find […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Kelly Jorn Cook

Meet Dr. Kelly Jorn Cook, the self-proclaimed “Chandler doc that rocks.” His practice, Kelly Jorn Cook DDS, offers routine dental care, advanced cosmetic and complete restoration dentistry including dental implants, and general dental services for the whole family. Why did you open a rock and roll themed office? Kids always get the fun themes—jungle, trains, etc. I’m just […]

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Get Screened & Raise Funds at the AZ Oral Cancer Walk

Our mouth is used to eat, drink, smile, speak, laugh and kiss. But when cancer affects our mouths, it does more than take away these everyday functions. It takes lives. In fact, close to 45,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 8,650 deaths, killing roughly 1 […]

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Happy Grinsgiving: What Makes You Smile at Thanksgiving?

Every year around turkey time, we’re asked, “What are you thankful for?” There are plenty of reasons to give thanks, but we want to know what makes you smile this Thanksgiving season. Is there a family tradition that makes you grin? What about a delicious dish? We asked our fellow Delta Dental of Arizona employees […]

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Is Ebola a Concern for Dentists and Their Staff?

Since Thomas Duncan was diagnosed and subsequently died of Ebola last month, the disease has been the subject of national and local news coverage. Although there are no confirmed cases of Ebola to date here in Arizona, it is crucial that dental professionals are knowledgeable about the disease and stay up-to-date with infection control protocol. […]

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