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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

Dental Jokes and Comics to Crack You Up

Get ready to laugh, because we have the funniest dental jokes known to man. We love our teeth, but sometimes we have to poke a little fun at them. 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 […]

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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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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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