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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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Food for Thought: Is Milk Good For Your Teeth?

Cheese and ice cream aren’t just delicious, they’re actually great for your teeth. That’s because dairy foods contain a key nutrient called calcium which helps your teeth grow strong and healthy. For this installment of Food for Thought, we talked with Terri Verason, a registered dietitian nutritionist and Director of Nutrition Education for Dairy Council […]

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Pontikas Implants and Periodontics

Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Aristidis Pontikas

We’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Aristidis Pontikas of Pontikas Implants and Periodontics in Phoenix. Dr. Pontikas has been named a Phoenix Top Dentist and is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration and American Dental Association. He’s also the first person in his family to become […]

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Easy Grilled Chicken with Homemade Dry Rub

This perfect blend of spices adds a new level of flavor to juicy grilled chicken breasts. The grilled chicken breast is rich in protein and phosphorus for strong teeth. And, unlike barbecue sauces, the dry rub recipe for chicken enhances the taste without adding cavity-causing sugar.  Ingredients:    1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon ground […]

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Meet the Team Behind the Teeth: Q&A with Jolean Fleck, Director of Human Resources at Delta Dental of Arizona

Many people think human resources is all about policies and procedures. But it’s more complicated than that. We sat down with our own director of human resources, Jolean Fleck, to learn about her philosophy behind talent management and why she’s more focused on employee engagement than Excel spreadsheets.  JA: In a nutshell, tell us a […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Lives Its Core Values During COVID-19

Often organizations go through the exercise of establishing a list of core values. The executives and board members take up valuable time to discuss, debate, and vote on the core values for the organization. Then the list is sent to all the employees and posted on office walls – then that’s often the end of […]

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Linda Hopkins’ Harmony Boards Bring a Dose of Calm and Creativity to our Hectic World

If the “Queen of Cheese” were a real title, we’d have to bestow it upon Linda Hopkins, co-owner and founder of the Scottsdale-based cheese and charcuterie delivery business, Harmony Boards. Using only the highest quality meats, cheeses, fruits and seasonal vegetables, Linda takes already delicious ingredients and pairs them in a way that transforms a […]

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How to Make Elephant Toothpaste Experiment & Lesson Plan

If you’re a parent with kids at home or a teacher trying to teach over Zoom right now, you’re probably hunting down learning opportunities from all different sources. And while it’s stressful that your living room has transformed into a makeshift classroom, it’s also a great time to think outside of the box and find […]

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Jennifer Caraway’s ‘Joy Bus’ Brings Nutritious Meals to Cancer Patients

Have you ever met somebody with a zest for life so infectious that you can feel your own heart racing as you talk to them? Somebody with a passion so strong you become swept up in the momentum of their cause? Somebody that’s adding real joy to the world through their commitment to the community? […]

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