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Foundation Grants Provide Dental Education, Services to Diverse Audiences

Arizona has long been romanticized as a sparsely populated desert with wide open spaces and a slower-paced lifestyle. According to the 2010 census, Arizona boasts 6.55 million people and is the 15th most populated state in the country.  The perception of the relaxed, wide-open desert lifestyle has given way to the reality of a large, […]

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Spotlight on New Sales Staff Rachel Day & Craig Christian

Delta Dental of Arizona is proud to have welcomed Rachel Day and Craig Christian to the sales team within the last six months. Rachel serves as an implementation specialist and Craig as a sales executive. Rachel Day, new to the dental insurance industry, is now the Implementation Specialist at Delta Dental. Prior to working for […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Awards 2014 Grants

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is pleased to announce the award of more than $455,000 in community grants to 26 organizations promoting oral health and disease prevention programs in Arizona. Grants range from $6,500 to $25,000 and support a broad array of preventive services, including a $10,000 grant to Flagstaff Medical Center’s program which […]

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Foundation Spotlight: What is Super Sealant Saturday?

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, founded in 1997 with a mission to promote oral health and prevent dental disease in underserved and uninsured communities. This mission is woven through all aspects of Foundation activities – from daily dental supply donations to schools and non-profit organizations to the annual responsive grant-making process to the fundraisers […]

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Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy

Many low-income adults lack dental insurance coverage and even more have to delay any dental because of the costs and other more pressing basic needs. Originating in Virginia and spreading throughout the United States, more than 70 Mission of Mercy (MOM) programs have been held since 2000 to provide free dental services to local residents […]

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Small Businesses Must Enroll in Health Insurance Marketplace Offline

Since its October debut, the Healthcare.gov rollout has been anything but smooth. In light of difficulties with individual sign-ups, the Obama administration has postponed online enrollment for small businesses in the Health Insurance Marketplace. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, online enrollment should be available by Nov. 2014, with policies taking […]

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Why the ACA cares about your kids’ teeth (and you should too!)

Studies show that good oral health helps maintain full body wellness. Regular checkups with your dentist can prevent decay and detect disease before it spreads. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Federal government formally recognizes the importance of dental care – at least for children. Congress has established children’s dental coverage […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Heber/Overgaard Ponderosa Lions Club

As a state urgently in need of dental care for the underserved and uninsured, Arizona is lucky to have service organizations like the Ponderosa Lions Club, a grantee of Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, working towards a solution. Founded in 1917, the Lions Clubs are the world’s largest service organization with 1.35 million volunteer members. […]

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Buying Dental Insurance: 5 Things to Think About

Today is the day. After two years of preparing, the national health insurance marketplace is now open for business. Considering all the new choices you will be faced with, you might feel a little overwhelmed. To help, Delta Dental of Arizona put together the five things to consider when making your decision about dental benefits. […]

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2013 Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Grantees [Infographic]

Tooth decay is nearly 100% preventable, yet it is the most common chronic disease in children. Thankfully, organizations across the state are working to combat dental disease in children, youth and pregnant mothers. In February, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation awarded $450,000 in community grant funding to 37 such organizations. The programs funded by […]

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