Barb Kozuh

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Barb Kozuh handles fundraising and events for the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation. She was inspired by the dedication, patience and kind-heartedness of her childhood family dentist in Joliet, IL and wanted to make others feel good about their smiles by becoming a dentist. However, after graduating from Arizona State University with a business degree, she was lured into the non-profit sports industry where she was able to both fulfill her need to help others and satisfy her love of sports. Barb has served as executive director of Chicago White Sox Charities, the Frank Thomas Charitable Foundation and Phoenix Coyotes Charities. In addition, Barb has worked in marketing, advertising and public relations for a number of firms in Chicago and most recently was the director of grants and programs for the Arizona Foundation for Women. Barb and her family, which includes 6-year-old daughter Annie who also loves her dentist, live in North Phoenix.

Recent blog posts written by Barb Kozuh

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 […]

Providing Dental Care to Pinal County’s Children

Providing Dental Care to Pinal County’s Children

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is committed to oral health education and providing preventive dental care to children. As such, the foundation has invested in Sun Life Family Health Center through the Community Dental Program. With a donation of $18,000, the Community Dental Program will provide oral hygiene instruction, dental screenings and fluoride varnish […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 cup buttermilk 3 large egg whites ¼ cup canned pumpkin 2 tbsp sugar-free maple-flavor syrup 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp oil Nuts such as walnuts or pecans (optional) Cooking spray Directions Mix the […]

2 Fun Treats to Make With Your Kids For a Healthy Halloween

I love Halloween!  I hate Halloween! I love decorating the house, discussing and planning costume options with my 7-year old daughter, carving pumpkins together and planning what we can hand out to the little neighborhood trick-or-treaters. After Halloween, I hate fussing with my daughter over limiting her Halloween candy. It’s not punitive; it’s about what’s […]

5 Tips for Aging Gracefully

What do you, a fine wine and George Clooney all have in common? These are all things that get better with age! While many of us loathe blowing out birthday candles each year, it’s time to change that way of thinking and embrace your age. Start with these 5 simple ways to age gracefully and […]

7 Reasons Smiling & Laughing are Good for You

Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was right! Researchers at the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland found that “people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations” when compared to those of a similar age without heart disease. In addition to “eating right […]

Secondhand Smoke May Be Linked to Cavities in Kids

Researchers have long known there is a connection between tobacco use and gum disease, as well as oral cancers. What’s not well understood is the connection between secondhand smoke and the development of cavities in young children. A 2011 systemic review of 15 studies published between 1990 and 2010 found a “possible causal relationship” between […]

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