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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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Delta Dental Contributes Big In 2017

Michigan Business Beat
January 23, 2018 11:00 AM

On this podcast of Michigan Business Beat, Chris Holman checks in with Teri Bataglieri. Teri is Director, Communications, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.

Delta Dental and its Foundation has a history and culture of corporate philanthropy and 2017 was no different as 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.

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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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