Megan Vrooman

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Megan Vrooman is a program officer for the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation. She handles their community grants program, fluoride varnish program and community relations. She studied nonprofit management and leadership at Arizona State University and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Although Megan grew up in Phoenix, she is Wisconsin native. Megan likes spending her free time volunteering, dancing, baking and hiking with her husband, Andrew, and two boxers, Roxy and Max. [Editor's Note: Megan is no longer a current DDAZF employee.]

Recent blog posts written by Megan Vrooman

Get screened at the AZ Oral Cancer Walk!

Get Screened During Oral Cancer Awareness Month

In an effort to raise awareness, increase education and unite the community, walkers of all ages will gather at Scottsdale’s Eldorado Park on Saturday, April 6 for the Arizona Oral Cancer 5k Walk. As a sponsor of the event with a vested interest in Arizonan’s oral health, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is encouraging […]

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Healthy Irish Beef Stew

This satisfying Irish stew is easy to prepare and makes great leftovers. Serve it up before the weather gets too warm and listen to your little leprechauns squeal with delight. Ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1¼ lbs stew meat with the fat trimmed 3 cloves minced garlic Salt and pepper to taste 1 […]

Celebrate Give Kids A Smile Day in your community!

Give Kids A Smile Day: Help Underserved Children in Your Community

Every February more than 40,000 dentists and volunteers across the nation participate in Give Kids A Smile Day, an American Dental Association (ADA) program that provides dental services to undeserved children. Dentists and other industry professionals volunteer their time and services to give approximately 450,000 kids screenings, treatments and education. Although the official date is […]

Try this healthy meatloaf recipe for dinner!

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Healthy Meatloaf

Meatloaf is often a family favorite, but it’s not exactly the healthiest choice when it’s made with fatty meats and other high-calorie ingredients. This made-over recipe not only decreases the fat and calories, it manages to sneak in some added protein as well. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 small onion, […]

The Top 3 Oral Health Risks for Older Adults

For many seniors, oral health can become an issue when arthritis or other mobility problems leave them unable to clean their teeth and mouths as effectively as they once did. Here are three of the most common problems and how to help the seniors in your life avoid them: Cavities – Though you may associate […]

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Watermelon Slushies

We all know how miserable Arizona summers can be. That’s why we found this mouth-healthy slushie recipe! This is a delicious, healthy treat to help keep you cool this summer. This recipe couldn’t be any easier, but be warned: it needs to freeze for two or more hours, so be sure to plan ahead! Ingredients […]

Strawberries are a great mouth-friendly summertime treat!

Summer Foods to Make You Smile

Summer is a pretty sweet time to be a tooth. Not only is there plenty of delicious seasonal fare on the table, much of it will help keep your entire body, including your mouth, in tip-top condition. The teeth, gums and tissues that line the mouth and tongue and the bone that supports your teeth […]

Baby teeth are just as important to infants & children as permanent teeth are to teens & adults.

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Baby Teeth

It can be easy to underestimate the significance of baby teeth. We assume that because they fall out and are replaced by new ones, they are less important. However, baby teeth are just as important to infants and children as permanent teeth are to older children and adults. This first set of teeth is essential […]

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Green Tea Latte

Green tea is a great way to get your daily dose of healthy antioxidants which can reduce free radicals contributing to some types of cancers. This recipe is as delicious as it is healthy. Try it in the morning as an energizing pick-me-up or in the afternoon as a healthy snack. Ingredients 1 cup fat-free […]

Peas in a Pod Spicy Edamame

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Spicy Edamame

Warm up with a little spice! Edamame is packed with healthy nutrients that are not only great for your smile, but taste great as well. This zesty dish is a perfect snack for a cold day. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans), thawed 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/4 […]

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