August 28th, 2017

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Dentists wanted: Loan repayment program seeks applicants

Of Minnesota’s 87 counties, more than 50 are considered dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) by the federal government, many of them in rural communities throughout the state. For those living in dental HPSA areas, it can be difficult to find a dentist near enough their home to maintain their oral health. ...
June 25th, 2017

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Following overwhelming number of requests, Delta Dental of Minnesota to donate toothbrushes and toothpaste to more than 100 nonprofits

When Delta Dental of Minnesota asked the public to nominate their favorite Minnesota or North Dakota nonprofits to receive up to 1,000 free toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste as part of its Inspiring Smile Power initiative in June, the company thought it would be lucky to receive even 50 requests. The company had planned to donate up 1,000 toothbrushes to 22 nonprofits throughout June. ...
June 22nd, 2017

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Local libraries recognized by Delta Dental of Minnesota during National Smile Month

Few places are more central to a community than its public library. And few people visit their local branch to only check out a book. Today, libraries have become resource hubs for everything from education programs and community forums to application assistance and health care information. ...
May 18th, 2017

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Delta Dental of Minnesota to donate 1,000 toothbrushes every weekday in June

To celebrate National Smile Month, Delta Dental of Minnesota is announcing donations of up to 1,000 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste every weekday in June to organizations that inspire communities in every corner of Minnesota and North Dakota. ...
April 4th, 2017

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Thousands Living with Serious Mental Illness to Receive Oral Health Aid Thanks to $25,000 grant

For thousands of low-income Minnesotans living with serious mental illness, oral health care is often overlooked or unattainable. While 75 percent of Minnesota adults say they’ve received dental care in the past year, only 42 percent of the people who Mental Health Resources Inc. serves have seen a dentist in the past 12 months. ...
February 23rd, 2017

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Delta Dental of Minnesota Unveils Tooth Fairy Text Reminder for Busy Parents

Just like busy parents with a lot on their plates, the Tooth Fairy can sometimes use a little help remembering which pillows to visit. Just in time for National Tooth Fairy Day (Feb. 28), Delta Dental of Minnesota unveiled a same-day Tooth Fairy text reminder for parents who want to be sure the Tooth Fairy doesn’t miss a visit. ...
January 30th, 2017

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Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Celebrates Children’s Dental Health Month with Free Sealant Days Throughout February

More than 1,000 children to receive dental sealants through new initiative MINNEAPOLIS –Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation is launching a Free Sealant Days program Feb. 1, just in time for Children’s Dental Health Month. Throughout the month of February, the program will provide sealants, varnish and other oral health treatments to more than 1,000 Minnesota children in need. ...
January 26th, 2017

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Delta Dental of Minnesota Earns A.M. Best Company’s ‘A’ Rating in Financial Strength for 18th Time

For the 18th consecutive year, insurance ratings organization A.M. Best Company has awarded Delta Dental of Minnesota an ‘A’ rating – a recognition it reserves for insurance companies that have “an excellent ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations.” This is among the highest financial strength ratings of any dental plan in the nation. ...
January 18th, 2017

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Pioneering Practice of Dental Therapy Gets A Boost at U of M with Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Grant

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry announced the 2017 recipients of a new scholarship program funded by Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, which supports students seeking degrees in the emerging practice of dental therapy. Funded with a $150,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, the scholarship program will provide up to two years of significant support to six students completing the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene/Master of Dental Therapy dual degree program. ...