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Delta Dental Foundation Commits $150K to Improve Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
December 5, 2018 2:00 PM

News Release Provided By Delta Dental

Application period for 2019 Building Brighter Futures Community Grants program now open

Okemos, Michigan —The Delta Dental Foundation is currently accepting applications from community-based nonprofit organizations working to improve oral health in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

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Delta Dental | ‘Smile Safari’ Float Takes Detroiters Into Wild World of Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
November 22, 2018 8:00 AM

Delta Dental’s ‘Smile Safari’ float takes Detroiters into wild world of oral health 

Okemos, Michigan— Delta Dental of Michigan’s first appearance in America’s Thanksgiving Parade brought the enamel animal preserve to downtown Detroit, complete with larger than life teeth, toothbrushes and a 25-foot polar bear.

The company’s 100-foot float, titled Delta Dental’s Smile Safari, is designed with oral health and literacy in mind, urging children and families to brush for a healthy mouth and read for a healthy mind.

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DPSCD Announces Hydration Stations: Long-term Drinking Water Solution for All Schools with Philanthropic Support

Michigan Business Network
October 11, 2018 10:30 AM

District to begin implementation immediately with completion by summer 2019

DETROIT – (Oct. 9, 2018) The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced today its long-term solution to provide clean drinking water for the more than 50,000 students and staff throughout the District with the installation of water hydration systems. In addition, the District announced support from approximately a dozen philanthropic partners who have committed $2.4 million to support the purchase and installation of the hydration systems to be placed in every school building by summer of 2019. DPSCD will be one of the nation’s largest public school districts with hydration stations in all school buildings. The hydration stations offer filtration technology designed to cool water and remove lead, copper and other contaminants. The District will install one station for every 100 students as well as one in every gym and faculty lounge.

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Delta Dental | Healthy Detroit Family Recipe Contest Launches with $1,000 Grand Prize

Michigan Business Network
October 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Win a Thousand Dollars for your Family and your School

10/9/2018

Dust off the recipe book, and take out the aprons.

It’s time for the Healthy Detroit Family Recipe Contest.

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College tuition discount benefits Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana employees, their families

Michigan Business Network
September 20, 2018 7:00 PM

News Release Provided by Delta Dental of Michigan 

Okemos, Michigan Many companies offer tuition benefits to employees, but few extend such a valuable benefit to their children, and also nieces, nephews or godchildren. But Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana does. And nearly half of the workforce has already signed on to receive the valuable benefit. Full time employees can earn up to one year of college tuition discounts through the Savings and Growth in Education (SAGE) Scholars Tuition Rewards program. Beneficiaries include employees’ children, stepchildren, adopted children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or godchildren.

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Delta Dental Foundation | the Serving Smiles to Seniors Program

Michigan Business Network
August 13, 2018 2:00 PM

From July to October 2018 Delta Dental of Michigan has a series of FREE Senior Lunch Programs.
Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Katie Frankhart, Program Coordinator, Delta Dental Foundation at Delta Dental of Michigan and two representatives from Tri-County Office on Aging; Tasha Stetler, Community Nutrition Manager, and Christine T. Histed, RD, Registered Dietician, Evidence Based Programs Manager. 

Their conversation covers  what the Serving Smiles to Seniors program is. The tie of The Delta Dental Foundation having several partners on this initiative including Tri-County Office on Aging. 


How the Tri-County Office on Aging is involved in the program. 
What the results have shown, and whether this program is effective. Why this program is needed in our community?

And finally how a senior can sign up to attend one of the upcoming luncheons?

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Delta Dental | MORE Dates for Free Senior Lunch Program Offering Oral Health Assessments, Nutrition Lessons

Michigan Business Network
August 6, 2018 12:06 PM

From July to October 2018 Delta Dental of Michigan has a series of FREE Senior Lunch Programs.

WHAT:  Nearly one-fifth of adults 65 years and older have untreated tooth decay which is almost entirely preventable. The Delta Dental Foundation and its partners are launching the local Serving Smiles to Seniors program for the third year to educate seniors on proper oral care and connect them with local resources. 

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Delta Dental | Free Senior Lunch Program Offers Oral Health Assessments, Nutrition Lessons

Michigan Business Network
July 17, 2018 4:00 PM

Wednesday, July 18 at noon

WHAT:  Nearly one-fifth of adults 65 years and older have untreated tooth decay which is almost entirely preventable. The Delta Dental Foundation and its partners are launching the local Serving Smiles to Seniors program for the third year to educate seniors on proper oral care and connect them with local resources. 

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Delta Dental | My Dreams Are Becoming Real’ Exhibit Showcased Refugee Student Art

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2018 9:00 AM

Recent Free public art reception: “My Dreams Are Becoming Real”

Paintings by local refugee youth in Samaritas' Refugee Foster Care program were be on display at Tabooli in East Lansing for World Refugee Awareness Week, June 17-24.

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Delta Dental | Local groups push proper disposal of drugs

Michigan Business Network
April 25, 2018 11:00 AM

Quality, affordable dental care isn’t always easy to come by.

Local groups push proper disposal of drugs, reduction of opioid abuse 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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