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Ohio dental clinic serves more than 1,000 people

Discover how the following four featured Delta Dental Foundation programs make oral health important

Serving veterans with dental care

Discover how the following four featured Delta Dental Foundation programs make oral health important

Kicking off the school year in a great way

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana employees helped kick off the school year in a positive

Celebrating with Impression 5 Science Center

Lansing’s Impression 5 Science Center, the Delta Dental Foundation and Delta Dental of Michigan

Stepping up to the plate for PAL

Delta Dental employees teamed up to participate in the Detroit Police Athletic League's fourth

Returning to the pavement

After two years of remote events, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon and Delta Dental 500
Detroit riverfront

Riverfront transformed

Delta Dental’s investment to the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy will build a five-acre playground

Growing opportunities in NE Ohio

Delta Dental continued its support of Team NEO’s work by sponsoring the Untapped Opportunities

Helping neighbors near and far

The pandemic put a stop to our in-person volunteering in 2020, leaving our employees eager to give

Opening the door to care

Access to specialized oral health care is hard to come by for those who have an intellectual or
John O'Malley recivinging the 2022 President's Award for his work with National Oral Health Data Portal

Unearthed knowledge

Dentists and public health professionals have a reason to smile a little brighter thanks to the

The human touch

In 2021, Delta Dental’s team crossed the state, visiting schools and community meetings to educate

Explore GRIT!

Grit is a monthly podcast focused on stories of grit and greatness from the streets to the suites.
“Bending the Bars” by Karla Forrest-Hewitt

Local artists honor Dr. King’s legacy

For the fourth year, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid Michigan Art Contest launched

Better dental visits for kids with autism

For people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), brushing teeth or visiting the dentist doesn’t have
Smile Help Now Feature image

DDF launches new dentist finder tool

DDF believes everyone deserves a healthy smile, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
Lansing Board of Water and Light Building

Local water is a public health intervention

Lansing Board of Water and Light has upgraded its water fluoridation system, thanks in part to an
Delta Dental employee holding food at the Greater Lansing Food Bank mobile pantry.

Feeding the need

In 2021, Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana’s overall food assistance support nearly was

‘Karing’ for Detroit

Two minority-led Michigan dental health providers have been selected to bringing high-quality oral
Pop up mobile dental clinic with tooth mascot standing in front of bus

Prioritizing Dental in a Pandemic

When the state of Michigan executive order required many businesses to shut down this past spring,
Book reaches busy new parents

Book reaches busy new parents

How can we get this information to busy new parents who may toss aside a brochure or handout? An
Delta Dental Foundation COVID Emergency Fund

Foundation provides emergency aid

In times of change and uncertainty, safety-net dental clinics and nonprofit organizations are asked
Elderly woman walking way form camera

Supporting seniors during the pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, senior citizens are self-isolating to protect themselves from the

Wheels are turning on play

Delta Dental of Michigan helped the Grand Rapids Children's Museum directly reach families by
Dr. Tim Zielinski

On a mission

Dr. Tim Zielinski is a busy man. This spring he was busier than ever. When his dental practice in
Amy Gentner and Kayla Weatherwax

‘It is a war out there, and it is not going to be won by just a couple of people’

When Dr. Amy Gentner and her associate Dr. Kayla Weatherwax realized this spring there was a need in
Monroe, Michigan teenager grinning ear to ear to show off new smile

Stepping in to fix a smile

When bad things happen, we often rely on our family and friends to help us pick up the pieces—not

Partnership increases the life of masks

Delta Dental of Michigan linked arms with its longtime partners, Michigan State University
Two Northeast Ohio Students sitting at a desk during meeting.

Build it and they will stay

No matter the economic outlook in Northeast Ohio, the need for a talented and skilled workforce
Girl Scouts Earn Smile Squad in Zoom

Scouting goes virtual

Girl Scouts got resourceful when the pandemic hit, and they’re earning their Smile Squad patches
Victors for Veterans

Serving those who served

Veteran Gary Nelson’s story is all too common. He enjoyed good oral health his entire life until six

The perfect fit: Akron grad finds passion within industry hungry for skilled workers

The day of Corey Pettit’s backyard graduation party it rained on and off. But the northern Ohio
Samaritas Sulma

Everything of My Life

“There are only two ways, be strong or go back. I can do it. I can, I can.” With these words ringing

Choosing water

Water is essential to our everyday lives, but whether we drink enough or have easy access to it is

A healthy smile knows no bounds

Discover how the following four featured Delta Dental Foundation programs make oral health important
Tony Allen feature

Promise made; promises kept

Delta Dental contributed to the Lansing Promise in 2018 to open the doors of opportunity to youth
Dr. Jordan Allen

The right find

As a high-schooler in Pocatello, Idaho, Jordan Allen planned to enter the family business. But after

Connecting education with community need

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, is expanding

Joining forces to reduce sugar consumption

With a shared interest in keeping Michigan families healthy, the Delta Dental Foundation and the

Quenching thirst

The Delta Dental Foundation’s Rethink Your Drink: Water’s Cool at School program had a resoundingly

That day we were just like everyone else

Natalie Anwar is used to the stares, gawking and feelings of judgment when she goes out in public
Delta Dental Pack a Smile

Culture of caring

Employees at Delta Dental are building brighter futures in our communities. In 2018, 627 employees

Restoring life in a rebuilt city

When Delta Dental joined Life Remodeled's six-day cleanup effort in Detroit, employee and proud

Joining the parade

America's Thanksgiving Parade in Downtown Detroit.

Stepping up for our veterans

In observance of Veterans Day, the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) and My Community Dental Centers

Funding clinics

The Delta Dental Foundation priorities include increasing access to care and creating dental homes

Expanding access to essential care

The Delta Dental Foundation awarded the Great Lakes Bay Health Centers (GLBHC) a grant to expand its

Choosing change

Teenagers at Mt. Clemens Middle/High School in Michigan are taking part in a pilot program...
Brush program

Brush program wipes out fear

Going to the dentist can trigger anxiety for children under the best of circumstances. For Erica
Academy of World Languages family

Comfort and care down the hall

When fourth-grade twins Marcus and Marques have a toothache or a fever, help is just a short walk

Tina’s Story

Tina Nguyen appreciates struggle, diversity, animals, opportunity and Lansing.
Tony Allen

Tony’s Story

When Tony Allen thinks about Lansing’s future he thinks about unity, growth, change, and