Archive for 2016

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Delta Dental’s on a mission to reduce tooth decay in kids

December 30, 2016

KOAA5 – Your Healthy Family The Delta Dental Foundation, a local nonprofit is on a mission to spread the word in Colorado of the importance of protecting your kids teeth. Especially when it comes to those sugary juice drinks.

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Endowed Scholarship in Pediatric Preventive Dentistry Honors Executive Director’s Efforts to Help Colorado Kids Improve Oral Health

December 20, 2016

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine have announced the “Barbara Springer Endowed Scholarship in Pediatric Preventive Dentistry.” This scholarship was established to honor Barbara Springer’s commitment to helping the underserved and to pass the torch to the next generation who share her passion for improving the dental health of Colorado’s children.

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2016 Innovation Grants Recipients Announced

December 13, 2016

Five Colorado-based organizations will work to develop next-generation medical devices and new approaches to expand access to quality oral care. Recipients of the 2016 Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Innovation Grants include researchers, nonprofits and high-tech companies throughout the Front Range.

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Delta Dental foundation awards grants for tooth regenerator, bacteria-free retainer and more new tech

December 13, 2016

Denver Business Journal At a time when Denver business leaders are trying to promote the metro area as a pioneer in health care technology and innovation, a major foundation today put its own spin on that effort, offering its first-ever grants to research groups and for-profit companies working on out-of-the-box solutions to try to improve oral health care.

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Simple tips to help your kids avoid cavities

December 12, 2016

Fox 31 Colorado’s Best There are so many things parents do with the best of intentions, but some of those good intentions could actually be causing real damage in the form of tooth decay.  Dr. Cheryl Lerner, Dentist and VPof Network and Clinical Mgt. at Delta Dental, sheds light on what’s doing harm and easy ways to help prevent cavities.

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¿Cómo es que puedas animar los niños a beber más agua?

December 2, 2016

Univision Colorado (in spanish) ¿Cómo es que puedas animar los niños a beber más agua? Delta Dental of Colorado comparte consejos e ideas con familias. How can you get your kids to drink more water? Delta Dental of Colorado shares some tips and ideas with families.

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People on the Move: Allison Cusick

November 1, 2016

Denver Business Journal Allison Cusick, MPA will be the new Executive Director. A public health professional with 18 years of nonprofit and oral health leadership experience, Cusick currently serves as the Senior Program Officer for DDCOF.

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Allison Cusick Named Executive Director of the Foundation

October 28, 2016

The Board of Directors of Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is pleased to announce Allison Cusick, MPA as the new Executive Director. A public health professional with 18 years of nonprofit and oral health leadership experience, Cusick currently serves as the Senior Program Officer for DDCOF. Read the press release.

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Dental hygienists at Northwest Colorado Health practice at the top of their license while working in a primary care setting

October 1, 2016

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene As dental professionals well know, oral health is directly connected to overall health. Dental hygienists take thorough health histories to be aware of systemic conditions, inquire about various medications and dosages to evaluate for oral health implications, and take blood pressure readings.

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Colorado education board considers lifting ban on diet soda in schools

September 13, 2016

The Denver Post Health advocates are lobbying the Colorado Board of Education to overturn its decision last month lifting a seven-year ban on diet sodas in high schools.

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