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. ...
January 17th, 2017

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Normandale to Advance Innovative Practice of Dental Therapy with Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Grant

A $150,000 grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation will establish a new scholarship program at Normandale Community College to support students seeking a degree in advanced dental therapy. ...
October 6th, 2016

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$1 million grant goes to work for thousands of Rochester-area families in need

Thanks to a $1 million grant from Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, more than 10,000 Southeastern Minnesota children and adults will soon have access to quality dental care. ...
September 12th, 2016

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Free Backpacks, Dental Lesson Plans Make Their Way to 55,000 Minnesota First-graders

Today, more than 55,000 backpacks filled with fun oral health items will begin making their way to nearly every single first-grader in Minnesota. Their teachers – representing more than 700 schools in every corner of the state – will receive free lesson plans and worksheets. ...
July 21st, 2016

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Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Provides Support for Oral Health in Moorhead and the Northwestern Minnesota Region

- Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation’s recent grants to serve as the signature sponsor of the Minnesota Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy along with a grant to Family HealthCare, join the efforts of five additional regional grants totaling more than $1 million to various programs to bring better oral health to Moorhead and the northwestern Minnesota region. ...
May 6th, 2016

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Number of Pregnant Women in U.S. Getting Dental Care on the Rise

More pregnant women in the United States are paying attention to an often overlooked area, their oral health. According to new survey data from Delta Dental, the number of pregnant women going to the dentist has seen an increase of nearly seven percent over last year. The data is being released in conjunction with Pregnancy Awareness Month, which is celebrated in May. ...
March 1st, 2016

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Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Grants $4.6 Million for New Dental Clinic at Hennepin County Medical Center New Clinic Will Increase Patient Access to Oral Health Care by 60%

Today, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement between the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation and the Hennepin Healthcare System to create a new dental clinic funded by a $4.6 million grant from the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. In recognition of the leadership grant, the clinic will be named the Delta Dental Oral Health Center at HCMC. ...
February 26th, 2016

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Average Monetary Gift From the Tooth Fairy Sinks by 10.32%

Amidst tumultuous times on Wall Street, Tooth Fairy giving has taken a nosedive. According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll sponsored by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy’s cash gifts have dipped to $3.91, down 10.32% compared to $4.36 in 2014. ...
February 1st, 2016

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Children’s Oral Health in America: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

It’s Children’s Dental Health Month in America, so let’s start with the good news: according to their parents, the majority of kids in the countryare brushing their teeth at least twice a day and flossing. A new survey of parents by Delta Dental finds that regular flossing (43%) and brushing (28%) are some of the toughest tasks to get kids to do among common activities such as eating vegetables (40%), helping out with chores (50%) and doing homework (25%). ...