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Oral health can lead to improved overall health

Oral health can lead to improved overall health

Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body, and strokes, a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, are two significant health concerns that draw increased attention in May, which is Lupus Awareness Month and National Stroke Awareness Month.  While these conditions may seem unrelated to oral health at first … Continued
April is Oral Health Awareness Month

April is Oral Health Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and it’s an opportunity to highlight the importance of early detection, prevention, and education. Early detection starts with a trip to your dentist. Dentists serve as the first line of defense in early detection of oral cancer as well as a host of other diseases. Oral cancer includes cancers … Continued
National Dentists Day honors dentists and shines spotlight on oral health

National Dentists Day honors dentists and shines spotlight on oral health

Celebrated each year on March 6, National Dentists Day is a chance to acknowledge the dedication and expertise of dental professionals while highlighting the significance of oral health in our lives.  As the nation’s largest provider of dental benefits, Delta Dental understands the value dentists bring to all of us. National Dentists Day is a … Continued
It’s Time to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

It’s Time to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month?  On February 3, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio, a single-day event focused on dental health in kids was held. Eight years later, the American Dental Association observed the first National Children’s Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. That single-day event grew to a week-long … Continued
Resolve to Better Oral Health This Year

Resolve to Better Oral Health This Year

A new year is under way. You know what that means – it’s time to keep those New Year’s resolutions! Whether it’s shedding some pounds or cutting back on Netflix-and-chilling, the beginning of a new year provides an excellent opportunity to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Did you know that oral health contributes to better … Continued
Michigan takes big step toward better oral health care for students

Michigan takes big step toward better oral health care for students

Did you know that Delta Dental is a non-profit organization? It’s true. Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana is a 501(c)(4) entity with an important mission: “To improve oral health through benefit plans, advocacy, and community support.”  In mid-December, that mission was supported in a big way when Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Senate … Continued
Delta Dental Celebrates Black Dentists

Delta Dental Celebrates Black Dentists

According to The Journal of the American Dental Association, Black dentists made up 3.8% of U.S. dentists while Black people accounted for 12.4% of the overall population in 2020. Delta Dental recognizes that ethnic and racial disparity persists within the dental industry, both in terms of who receives care and who provides it. In fact, … Continued
Pathways to Generational Wealth

Pathways to Generational Wealth

Generational Wealth is defined as assets passed down from one generation to the next. For many African Americans, systemic racism has been a barrier to building that wealth within our families. But, there are pathways to creating generational wealth in our community. Wealth creates options in life. Accruing wealth and being able to pass it … Continued
Delta Dental – A Force for Good in Ohio

Delta Dental – A Force for Good in Ohio

Oral health is not an isolated issue.  It’s connected to public health, education and economic development, and thus confounded by many underlying issues including poverty, unequal access to health care and educational opportunity.  Delta Dental’s mission is to improve oral health, but they are driven to make a greater impact by investing in initiatives that … Continued
Delta Dental – A Force for Good in Michigan

Delta Dental – A Force for Good in Michigan

Oral health is not an isolated issue. It’s connected to public health, education and economic development, and thus confounded by many underlying issues including poverty, unequal access to health care and educational opportunity. Delta Dental’s mission is to improve oral health, but they are driven to make a greater impact by investing in initiatives that … Continued

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