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North Country HealthCare dental hygienist performing an exam on a child

North Country HealthCare’s Medical/Dental Integration Program Expands During COVID-19

I have spent over 20 years working in philanthropy in a variety of roles, but mostly in grantmaking. The relationship between the funding organization and the recipient can sometimes be viewed as paternal, with the organization funding the projects as the parent and the recipient being the child. I’ve never looked at my grantee-funder relationships […]

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El Rio Community Health Center oral health volunteer checking the inside of a child's mouth

Foundation Spotlight: El Rio Community Health Center

Literally, every day I sit at my desk I think about the work I do and how it applies to Delta Dental of Arizona’s mission to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health for uninsured and underinsured populations across the state. One way the DDAZ Foundation looks to improve oral health across the state is […]

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Mouth-Healthy Cookbook for Total & Oral Health

When we think about eating our favorite foods, we smile. The familiar flavors of a family recipe or the yummy ingredients at our favorite restaurants make us feel happy. That’s because the foods we eat are deeply tied to our memories, our culture and they’re important to nourishing our bodies and supporting oral and overall […]

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Esperanca's oral health educator teaching children about brushing and flossing

Foundation Spotlight: Esperança’s Oral Health Program

Cavities, sometimes known as “caries” or tooth decay, are one of the most common chronic diseases among children in the United States. In fact, about 1 in 5 children aged 5 to 11 years old have at least one untreated cavity. In Arizona, that number is even higher. More than half of Arizona’s kindergarten children […]

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Get to Know the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation

At Delta Dental of Arizona, we believe everybody deserves a healthy smile. Through the work of our Foundation, we’re able to achieve this mission by giving back to the community and partnering to provide oral health education and resources to those who need it most. It’s a big job—but one we’re so grateful to work […]

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A.T. Still University dental health professionals

Foundation Spotlight: A.T. Still University Sealant Program

For more than 20 years the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has worked to improve oral health and prevent dental disease in the most underserved and uninsured communities across Arizona. And through the decades we’ve been fortunate to team up with some incredible community partners to help support children, families, and older adults in getting […]

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hospital nurse supports senior citizen and her oral health while making hospital rounds

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Supports Senior Smiles

At Delta Dental of Arizona our mission is to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health for all Arizonans. From teaching toddlers how to brush their baby teeth to connecting pregnant women and seniors to low-cost preventive screenings and cleanings, we make it our goal to help provide access to oral health care at every […]

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oral health navigator talking with kids through a medical-dental integration program at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Improving Overall Health in Children Through Dental-Medical Integration

  A child’s smile can do more than light up a room, it can serve as a barometer to overall health. However, in any given year, 108 million adults visit a physician but do not see a dentist, including more than 60 percent of children aged 1 through 4 years according to the ADA Health Policy […]

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Nonprofits can rent dental equipment from Phoenix ToolBank

You Can Rent Dental Equipment from Phoenix ToolBank

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation provides nearly $1M a year to nonprofit organizations to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health. That’s our mission. What that means on a day-to-day basis is Delta Dental provides funding to nonprofits for programs that provide oral screenings/exams, fluoride varnish treatments, and sealants to children and pregnant women. […]

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Celebrate Healthy Smiles Month at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

The daily struggle to get children to brush their teeth and floss is something most parents can relate to. For more than 14 years, we’ve teamed up with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month each February to make oral health a bit more fun. Through this partnership, the museum […]

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