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April 18, 2016
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Maquoketa Dentist Loan Repayment Dr. Adrienne D’Agostino Kane, a dentist practicing in Maquoketa, was awarded $80,000 in educational loan repayment through the Fulfilling Iowa’s Need for Dentists (FIND) project... – Read More

March 15, 2016
Mouthguard Math: Do You Know the Cost of Sports Related Dental Injuries? As the March basketball tournament season continues to progress in Iowa, Delta Dental of Iowa encourages coaches, parents and athletes of all sports to remember their math – mouthguard math... – Read More

February 29, 2016
Latest Victim of Wall Street: Tooth Fairy Givings. 
Amidst tumultuous times on Wall Street, Tooth Fairy giving has taken a nosedive.  – Read More

February 11, 2016
Delta Dental of Iowa Names Two New Vice Presidents
Delta Dental of Iowa has recently named two new vice presidents – Michael Elam, vice president of sales and customer relations and Liz Myers, vice president of operations. Both Elam and Myers were previously with Delta Dental and promoted to their positions. – Read More

February 4, 2016
Picture a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles for Your Child - Visit the Dentist by Age One Pictures of your baby’s first tooth are precious and a milestone to share with close family and friends. During National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, Delta Dental of Iowa and local dentists are reminding parents that a lifetime of healthy smiles starts with good dental health habits and an exam in baby’s first year. – Read More

January 13, 2016
Delta Dental of Iowa and The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics recognized with 2016 ADEAGies Foundation Award for Outstanding Innovation Delta Dental of Iowa and The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics were recently announced as the 2016 recipients of the ADEAGies (American Dental Education Association) Foundation Award for Outstanding Innovation by a Public or Private Partner for their work on the Dental Wellness Plan (DWP).  – Read More

January 4, 2016
Delta Dental Grants $340,000 to Broadlawns Medical Center for Expansion of Comprehensive Dental Services for Underserved Populations
Broadlawns Medical Center will increase its dental servicing capacity by more than 60 percent... – Read More

2015 Press Releases

December 21, 2015
Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation Donates over 300,000 Toothbrushes Across Iowa
In 2015, the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation donated more than 300,000 toothbrushes to Iowans through its toothbrush donation program. Read More

December 3, 2015
Delta Dental Awards Six Iowa Agencies $75,620 for Oral Health Projects
The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation has awarded $75,620 to six Iowa agencies to improve the oral health of Iowans. Read More

October 19, 2015
Halloween Candy Giving Expected To Be Up, Parent Pilfering Of Candy Expected To Be Down
If current trends hold, there could be some good news on the horizon for kids with a sweet tooth across Iowa this Halloween. –Read More

September 23, 2015
FIND Project Awards Holstein Dentist Loan Repayment
Dr. Abbie Otto, a dentist practicing in Holstein, was awarded $80,000 in educational loan repayment through the Fulfilling Iowa’s Need for Dentists (FIND) project. – Read More

September 15, 2015
Iowa's First School-Based Dental Health Clinic Opens at Scavo High School
Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) has been granted $250,000 from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation and $20,000 from the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation to support the first school-based full service dental clinic in Iowa... – Read More

August 4, 2015
River Hills Community Health Center & Dr. Joseph Dougherty Featured in Campaign for the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation
The River Hills Community Health Center's dental clinic was recently expanded through a grant from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation, and Dr. Dougherty and his colleagues are now able to see more patients – including those who need financial assistance with dental care. Read More

August 3, 2015
Back-to-School Dental Appointments Can Help Prevent School Absences This Fall
Iowa requires dental screenings for kids entering kindergarten and 9th grade, and the American Dental Association recommends regular preventive visits to the dentist beginning with the appearance of the first baby tooth. – Read More

July 31, 2015
Waterloo Toddler's Smile to be Featured on Community Billboards for the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation
One-year-old Jamir, from Waterloo, will be featured on billboards and in radio ads as part of a campaign by the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation to help celebrate the importance of making sure kids get to the dentist by their first birthdays. Read More

July 28, 2015
Back-to-School Dental Appointments Can Help Prevent School Absences This Fall
More than 30 percent of parents said their children between the ages of six and 12 had to miss school due to a dental health problem... – Read More

July 28, 2015
Storm Lake Families in the Spotlight on Community Billboards for the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation
Elementary school students from Storm Lake - Kaitlyn, Nyapal, and Osiel - will see their smiles shining from billboards and hear their stories on th

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