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Read the latest press releases from Delta Dental of Iowa and our Foundation.

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 the radio as part of a campaign by the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation to share success stories from local partnerships... Read More

July 15, 2015
FIND Project Awards Dentist Additional Funds to Support Oral Health Efforts in Muscatine
Muscatine dentist Dr. Nathan Olson has been awarded $20,000 in additional educational loan repayment from the Muscatine Health Support Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine. – Read More

June 29, 2015
Delta Dental of Iowa Offers Tips to Handle Dental Emergencies this Summer
Summer fun means more time outside: swimming, playing at the park, bike riding, and more. Unfortunately, summer also can mean accidents that lead to dental emergencies. Read More

May 15, 2015
Delta Dental of Iowa Gives Back to Meals from the Heartland This Week
Delta Dental of Iowa employees package meals, give $5,000 gift to Des Moines-based nonprofit as part of Giving Back and Bringing Smiles to Iowans programRead More

April 15, 2015
The Des Moines Register - Guest Editorial by Delta Dental CEO Jeff Russell
Scavo lesson: Dental checkups are critical for prevention – Read More

April 10, 2015
Delta Dental of Iowa Offers "Bike at Work" Option for Employees
In its ongoing effort to encourage healthy lifestyles among Iowans, Delta Dental of Iowa today announced a new program designed to help employees make healthy choices at work. The "Bike at Work" program – the first of its kind in Central Iowa – Read More

February 11, 2015
New Survey Finds Iowa Kids' Oral Health Doesn't Make the Grade
Only 24 percent of Iowa parents would give their kids an “A” grade for oral health, according to a new survey of more than 160 Iowa parents released today by Delta Dental in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month. In fact, more than eight of 10 Iowa parents (83 percent) say their children’s oral health isn’t as good as it could be. Read more

January 8, 2015
Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation Donates $166,440 to The University of Iowa College of Dentistry
The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation has donated $166,440 to The University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics to support oral health research for aging Iowans. The project focuses on the implementation and evaluation of preventive oral health care treatments provided in a nursing facility. Read more

 

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