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Delta Dental Foundation Provides $3 Million to Improve Oral Health in 2017

Michigan Business Network
January 2, 2018 10:00 AM

Okemos, Michigan — In 2017, the Delta Dental Foundation provided $3 million in financial support to organizations, programs and education institutions across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina that are dedicated to improving the oral and overall health of children and adults. “This past year we were able to increase access to dental care for those in need, provide oral health education to more people and fund more programs that are making a tangible difference in the communities we serve,” said Teri Battaglieri, Director for the Delta Dental Foundation. “In 2017, we were proud to provide funding for four clinics with 22 treatment chairs and put more than 14,000 dental sealants on children’s teeth.”
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Delta Dental Business Brief - Pair of Promotions Announced

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2017 6:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — Mike Bobak Vice President, Sales and Account Management—Autos and Labor Market Relations.

Delta Dental of Michigan is pleased to announce that Mike Bobak will serve as the Vice President of Sales and Account Management for Autos and Labor Market Relations. Bobak will oversee the team responsible for sales, commercial business, automotive accounts and labor market relations. He joined the company in 2004, having served in various positions. He earned his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University.

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Delta Dental Foundation Provides Third Round of Field Trip Grants

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2017 3:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — This winter 4,000 students across Michigan will learn about oral health by exploring the wonders of the human mouth at the interactive Chew on This! exhibit.

The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) is providing $25,000 in field trip grants to allow roughly 166 Michigan elementary classrooms, grades pre-kindergarten to fourth grade, to visit the exhibit when it returns to Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing.

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Delta Dental Foundation Distributes $150K to Improve Oral Health

Michigan Business Network
November 30, 2017 11:00 AM

Applications for Brighter Futures Community Grants program open December 1

Okemos, Michigan —The Delta Dental Foundation is seeking applications from community-based oral health programs and organizations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana for its 2018 Brighter Futures Community Grants program.

Across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, $150,000 total will be awarded in grants to organizations that specifically focus on providing and promoting oral health care for children and adults, particularly in underserved and at-risk populations.

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Delta Dental's Days of Doing

Michigan Business Beat
October 17, 2017 3:00 PM

Chris Holman speaks with Claire Doroh, Corporate Citizenship Specialist Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, to review their employee volunteer days which have been going on this month.
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Delta Dental Foundation, MESSA Launch Program to Replace School Drinking Fountains

Michigan Business Network
September 12, 2017 3:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — As part of its “Rethink Your Drink campaign,” the Delta Dental Foundation has teamed up with MESSA for the “Water’s Cool at School” program, which will provide new drinking fountains for some Michigan schools.

The program is designed to ensure children drink enough water during the school day and avoid sugar-sweetened beverages. The Delta Dental Foundation and MESSA will commit $100,000 toward replacing and installing new water filling stations to schools across Michigan that apply and are selected for the program.

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More Funding Provided by Delta Dental Foundation for Field Trips to Oral Health Exhibit in Ann Arbor

Michigan Business Network
September 8, 2017 2:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan — Elementary students from across Michigan will experience the wonders of the human mouth and learn about oral health at Delta Dental’s Chew on This! exhibit at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) committed $25,000 in field trip grants to pre-K to fourth grade classrooms, allowing about 5,000 students to visit the exhibit. This is the second round of field trip grants for the year and will total the DDF’s overall contribution to $45,000.

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Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana Donates $75,000 to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Michigan Business Network
August 31, 2017 1:00 PM

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana has pledged $75,000 to the American Red Cross to provide disaster relief services in communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Delta Dental Foundation Awards $400,000 Grant to Sparrow to Expand Innovative Oral Health Project

Michigan Business Beat
June 30, 2017 5:00 PM

LANSING, MI – The Delta Dental Foundation has awarded Sparrow a $400,000 grant to allow a two-year renewal and expansion of a first-in-the-nation research project that pinpoints how good oral healthcare can improve overall health.

The announcement continues the project first funded by the Delta Dental Foundation in 2015 that provided all Sparrow Hospital Patients with a higher-quality toothbrush, toothpaste with sodium bicarbonate, alcohol-free antiseptic mouthwash, and a suction toothbrush kit for those with difficulty swallowing or spitting.

In these segments Jeffrey Mosher interviews representatives of both Delta Dental of Michigan and Sparrow Health Care System. The four podcasts can be heard clicking the SoundCloud
pack below.

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ITEC welcomes Lori Adams Simon and Lu Battaglieri to Board of Directors

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2017 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI —  The Information Technology Empowerment Center is pleased to announce the addition of Lori Adams Simon and Lu Battaglieri to its Board of Directors.

“Lori and Lu are strong additions to our Board of Directors,” said Kirk Riley, ITEC executive director. “I feel that they, as well as their respective companies—Sparrow and Delta Dental of Michigan—represent ITEC’s mission and beliefs: to bring educational opportunities to all members of our community.”

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