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Sparrow, Delta Dental Join with Local Patient To Promote Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Michigan Business Beat
April 17, 2018 4:00 PM

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and you probably didn’t know that young people, in particular, are susceptible to the disease through the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Or that 50,000 new cases of oral and throat cancer were diagnosed in the United States in 2017.

Sparrow and Delta Dental are joining together to spotlight awareness and prevention techniques

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Delta Dental | Grant Program Improves Access to Dental Care One Life at a Time

Michigan Business Network
April 17, 2018 11:00 AM

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

Okemos, Michigan — For the Angermeier family of Owensville care only became a reality when they discovered Tulip Tree Family Health Care, a community health center in Fort Branch which provides dental care to those who are in need and uninsured.

Their son, Billy who is 20, is hearing impaired, non-verbal and has cerebral palsy.

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Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana CEO to retire in December

Michigan Business Network
April 12, 2018 4:00 PM

Okemos, Michigan—Laura Czelada, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, will retire in December after successfully leading one of the largest dental benefit companies in the United States for six years.

Chief Operating Officer Goran Jurkovic was selected by the board of directors as Czelada’s successor, effective January 1, 2019. Jurkovic has been COO since 2016 and is responsible for business operations, administration and marketing. 

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Delta Dental Hosts Run For The House

Michigan Business Beat
March 30, 2018 1:00 PM

The Ronald McDonald House of Mid Michigan held their 18th annual Run for the House Saturday March 24th. For the 6th year Delta Dental of Michigan stepped up as the title sponsor. 

Delta Dental hosts the event each spring on their campus of Okemos, MI. The event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

 

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Delta Dental | Tales to Tails Reading Program Builds Literacy Skills, Benefits Adoptable Animals

Michigan Business Network
March 8, 2018 9:00 PM

Sit. Stay. Listen. It’s storytime.

Okemos, Michigan — For its first year of programming, the Capital Area Humane Society’s Tales to Tails reading program is partnering with Delta Dental to brighten more smiles and wag more tails.

From February through June, the humane society will open its doors to offer the Tales to Tails Reading Program for children ages 5-13.

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Looking Ahead to This Year's Ronald McDonald House's Run for the House in Okemos, MI

Michigan Business Beat
March 8, 2018 9:00 AM

2018 Run for the House features more family-friendly fun Kids’ Carnival and Kids’ Mile and Sprint highlight this year’s event

OKEMOS, Mich. -- Runners and their families are warming up for the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan’s annual Run for the House. Delta Dental is once again presenting the family-friendly event on Saturday, March 24, in Okemos, Michigan.

This year’s race includes a revamped Kids’ Mile and Sprint and Kids’ Carnival in addition to the family-friendly 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. In the interview embedded below Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Michelle Weinfeld, Community Outreach Coordinator Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, MI Claire Doroh, Corporate Citizenship Specialist at Delta Dental of Michigan, Okemos, MI, about this year's event, and Delta Dental's core philosophy of corporate philanthropy.

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Delta Dental Offers Oral Health, Reading Tote Bags to Legislators

Michigan Business Network
February 27, 2018 10:00 PM

Lansing, Michigan — Building a healthy mind and body starts with having the right tools.

In celebration of National Reading Month in March, Delta Dental is teaming up with legislators to focus attention on the importance of daily brushing and reading at its annual Legislative Tote Bag Luncheon.

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61 Michigan Schools To Receive New Drinking Fountains Thanks To $200K Program from Delta Dental Foundation and MESSA

Michigan Business Network
February 22, 2018 3:00 PM

Program encourages students to drink water, skip sugar-sweetened beverages

Okemos, Michigan—Sixty-one schools across Michigan will soon receive new water fountains/bottle filling stations, thanks to $200,000 in funding from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) and MESSA. In all, 95 water fountains/bottle filling stations will be installed.

The schools are winners of MESSA and DDF’s “Rethink Your Drink: Water’s Cool at School program,” designed to encourage children to drink more water during the school day. (The list of winners follows this press release.)

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Delta Dental Keep Smiling! Oral Health Exhibit Coming to Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Michigan Business Network
February 13, 2018 11:00 AM

Okemos, Michigan — Children from across Michigan will soon experience the whimsical and engaging oral health exhibit, Keep Smiling! at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

The Delta Dental Foundation committed $200,000 to fund the creation of this interactive oral health exhibit which is set to open in early 2019.

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Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana Launches Oral Health Girl Scout Patch Program

Michigan Business Network
February 2, 2018 10:00 AM

Girl Scouts! Explore the wonders of the human mouth to earn Smile Squad patch!

Okemos, Michigan—In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Delta Dental Foundation today introduced its Smile Squad patch for Girl Scouts.

“We want young girls to explore oral health and related careers through a variety of fun, educational activities,” said Teri Battaglieri, Director of the Delta Dental Foundation. “We also want them to understand the critical link that oral health has to overall health, and begin learning healthy habits at an early age.”

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