October 30th, 2018

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New Delta Dental of Minnesota white paper proposes a change in how dentists prescribe opioids

In a new white paper, Delta Dental of Minnesota suggests dentists can play their part in curbing the opioid epidemic with a new mindset around managing patient pain. Titled “Addressing the Opioid Crisis,” the co-authored piece by Eileen Crespo, MD, and Mary Johnson, DDS, of Delta Dental of Minnesota, offers practical suggestions for dentists. ...
September 21st, 2018

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Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation brings oral health education to classrooms across the state

Approximately 50,000 backpacks filled with fun oral health items are being distributed to more than 600 Minnesota schools as part of Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation’s Smiles@School program. The program provides first-graders across Minnesota with tools to help them care for their teeth, including a toothbrush, fluoridated toothpaste, a water bottle, an educational booklet, and other fun items. The program also involves dental experts providing sealants and fluoride treatments to roughly 4,000 at-risk second-graders in schools across Minnesota. ...
August 23rd, 2018

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Minneapolis Veterans Home opens nation's first fixed dental clinic

The State of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Veterans Home made history today by opening the nation’s first of its kind fixed dental clinic on a State Veterans Home campus. ...
July 24th, 2018

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New Study: Parents Across the Country Struggling to Make Oral Health a Priority for Their Kids

More parents report that getting their kids to floss or brush their teeth is more challenging than getting their kids to make the bed or to complete their homework on time. This, according to a recent national survey conducted by Delta Dental. The Children’s Oral Health Survey indicates that many children are not following recommended guidelines of brushing their teeth for two minutes twice daily and flossing once a day, potentially leading to oral health problems. 78 percent of the parents surveyed confess that their child’s oral health is not as good as it could be, with 64 percent disclosing that their child currently has oral health issues, including cavities (31 percent). ...
May 30th, 2018

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Delta Dental of Minnesota sends nearly 50,000 toothbrushes to libraries throughout Minnesota

To celebrate National Smile Month in June, Delta Dental of Minnesota is distributing more than 150 toothbrushes to more than 300 public libraries in the state of Minnesota. Using the tagline #SmilePower, Delta Dental of Minnesota is sending nearly 50,000 toothbrushes in total in an effort to support libraries in their important work to strengthen the communities they serve, and to help improve oral health care and awareness throughout the month of June. ...
May 9th, 2018

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Ecumen Receives $20,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota To Improve Oral Care for People with Dementia

Ecumen, one of Minnesota’s leading providers of senior housing and services, recently received a $20,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota to create a training program in oral care specifically designed for people with dementia. ...
April 26th, 2018

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Saint Paul-based Mental Health Resources receives $25,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota to provide dental services for people with serious mental illness

Mental Health Resources, Inc. Recently received a $25,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota to support its Dental Health Initiative. With this funding, MHR will be able to improve dental health for people with serious mental illness by providing dental education and access to dental care. ...
April 20th, 2018

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North Memorial Health, Delta Dental partner to host HPV-associated head and neck cancer awareness event

This April, during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, North Memorial Health and Delta Dental of Minnesota partnered to convene over 100 healthcare providers to discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV). ...
April 2nd, 2018

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Delta Dental of Minnesota Welcomes New Vice President of Dental Services

Delta Dental of Minnesota is pleased to announce that Mary Johnson, D.D.S., has been named Vice President of Dental Services effective today, April 2, 2018.  Dr. Johnson brings more than 30 years of dental experience, having most recently served for ten years as the National Dental Director at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA. ...