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Finding Affordable Dental Care in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana Just Got Easier

OKEMOS, Mich. — The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) believes everyone deserves a healthy smile—regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. That’s why the DDF created Smile Help Now, a web-based tool designed to help residents in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana find affordable dental care.

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Drink Tap Water for Healthier Teeth, say DDF and BWL

OKEMOS, Mich. — Did you know your water is protecting your teeth? Water fluoridation is the single most effective—and often overlooked—public health measure to prevent tooth decay. That’s why the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) has upgraded their water fluoridation system, thanks in part to an $89,465 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation.

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Delta Dental Foundation Awards Over $200K in Community Oral Health Grants

OKEMOS, Mich. — The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) recently awarded more than $200,000 to 66 community-based oral health programs and organizations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana as part of its Community Mini-Grants program. 


Delta Dental Foundation Establishes Diversity Dental Student Scholarship

OKEMOS, Mich. — Incoming dental students from systemically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds will soon have new scholarship opportunities thanks to the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF). The $25,000 Diversity Dental Student Scholarship will be awarded annually to five students.


Delta Dental Foundation Announces Recipients of COVID-19 Dental Equipment Funds

OKEMOS, Mich. — The Delta Dental Foundation today announced the recipients of the COVID-19 Dental Equipment Fund. More than $400,000 was awarded to 43 safety-net dental clinics in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.


Delta Dental Foundation Opens $400,000 COVID-19 Dental Equipment Fund

OKEMOS, Mich. — The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) today announced the creation of a $400,000 COVID-19 Dental Equipment Fund.


Grant supports Reach Out and Read initiative in Michigan, Ohio

OKEMOS, Mich. — The Delta Dental Foundation today announced a grant for the Reach Out and Read initiative empowering doctors to talk with parents about making oral health and reading part of a healthy routine.


Delta Dental Foundation increases COVID-19 emergency assistance funding to $600,000 due to increased need

OKEMOS, Mich. — Due to an overwhelming need in the communities it serves, the Delta Dental Foundation upped its giving by $100,000 to assist those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.


Delta Dental Foundation grants funding to 23 Michigan organizations providing food assistance

OKEMOS, Mich. — The Delta Dental Foundation announced the second round of recipients from its $500,000 COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.


Delta Dental Foundation announces first round of COVID-19 emergency assistance funding

OKEMOS, Mich. — The Delta Dental Foundation announced its initial round of funding from its $500,000 COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.


Delta Dental Foundation opens $500,000 COVID-19 emergency assistance fund

OKEMOS, Mich. — In this time of change and uncertainty, safety-net dental clinics and nonprofit organizations are being asked to do more than ever before.

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