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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 […]

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Happy Grinsgiving: What Makes You Smile at Thanksgiving?

Every year around turkey time, we’re asked, “What are you thankful for?” There are plenty of reasons to give thanks, but we want to know what makes you smile this Thanksgiving season. Is there a family tradition that makes you grin? What about a delicious dish? We asked our fellow Delta Dental of Arizona employees […]

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Is Ebola a Concern for Dentists and Their Staff?

Since Thomas Duncan was diagnosed and subsequently died of Ebola last month, the disease has been the subject of national and local news coverage. Although there are no confirmed cases of Ebola to date here in Arizona, it is crucial that dental professionals are knowledgeable about the disease and stay up-to-date with infection control protocol. […]

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7 Creative (and cheap) Dental-themed Halloween Costumes

If you’re trying to find a Halloween costume that will stick out among the crowd of Ironmans and Elsas at the neighborhood trick-or-treating event, then look no further. We’ve rounded up our favorite costumes based on originality, cuteness factor and theme (oral health, of course)! Dental Floss On a budget? This mom spent $6 to […]

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3 AZ Dental Professionals Honored at Annual Health Care Heroes Awards

Anne Frank said it best, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” We will celebrate those people that have improved the health of our world on August 21 at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess when the Phoenix Business Journal honors the unsung heroes at the 2014 […]

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Poor Oral Health Remains Major Problem Among American Indian Tribes

The Navajo Nation is the largest tribal group, and indeed, the largest reservation by land mass in the United States at 25,000 square miles. The reservation occupies the historic “Four Corners” region where the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah all meet. This vast land is challenged with many obstacles and disparities. One […]

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Grants Available for Oral Health Funding

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its 2015 community grants program, which provides funding to organizations helping to improve the oral health of Arizonans.Organizations have until September 4, 2014 to apply for one, two or three-year grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to support oral health promotion and […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Michael Hummitzsch

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Michael Hummitzsch of Avondale Dental. Do you brush and floss as much as you recommend? I actually do, shockingly. What is your favorite flavor floss? I obviously haven’t tried many flavors, just non-flavored and mint. I’d have to go with mint. Electric or […]

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9th Annual Golf4Smiles Tournament Raises Funds, Friends and Flags

During the early morning hours on Friday, May 16, workers raised new, crisp golf flags in the holes around both courses of Grayhawk Golf Club.  The flags carried the logos of the many companies that support the efforts of Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation. It was a beautiful, calm 77 degrees, the sun was just […]

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6 Gifts for the Dental Graduate in Your Life

Congratulations are in order to this year’s graduates of the Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona and Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health at A.T. Still University. Midwestern University students will graduate on May 30, and Arizona School of Dentistry students will toss their caps in celebration on June 6. If you have a […]

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