Archive for 2018

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We’re All Smiles Community Update

August 20, 2018

We’re proud of our grantee partners and their outreach efforts to help every Coloradan feel good about their smile. Learn more about their work and our strategic direction.

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The Dental Hygienist in the Medical Setting

July 25, 2018

Access Magazine, ADHA The Colorado Medical-Dental Integration (CO MDI) Project integrates dental hygienists into medical teams to provide oral health services. Funded by Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) with additional support from the Colorado Health Foundation for Wave II, the project is currently in its fourth year, with funding provided to 26 medical practices.

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New funding opportunity available for Colorado nonprofit organizations interested in improving oral health

July 17, 2018

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has released a request for applications from Colorado nonprofit organizations interested in implementing projects or seeking general operating support to advance oral health equity in their communities. This funding opportunity is open to organizations statewide. The goal is to strengthen opportunities for people that have historically been overlooked. Read more in our press release.

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Grant money to help River Valley services to grow

May 8, 2018

Montrose Daily Press River Valley Family Health Center CEO Jeremy Carroll said he can’t believe the local nonprofit will add to its dental care team only nine months after adding the service to its site.  

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Mountain Family Health Centers Gets Grant from Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation

May 7, 2018

Glenwood Springs Post Independent Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) announced that it will provide $3.3 million in funding over four years to 10 Colorado nonprofit medical practices to integrate a dental hygienist into their medical teams to provide dental services. Mountain Family Health Centers of Glenwood Springs is among the recipients.

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Reaching more rural communities

April 30, 2018

Coloradans of all ages experience oral health disparities. We work to create a continuum of accessible oral health care across a lifetime. Through collaboration with communities, we intend to reach groups that have been historically overlooked.

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Grant gives PIC Place nice boost

April 13, 2018

Montrose Daily Press When The PIC Place Executive Director Melanie Hall looked across her medical clinic recently, even she found it hard to believe that just over a year ago the location was a vacant car wash.

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MMH Biting into Dental Care with $185,000 DDCOF Grant

April 10, 2018

The Holyoke Enterprise A dental clinic at Melissa Memorial Hospital gained a positive nod last week when it was announced that the hospital district will be receiving a $185,000 grant in a partnership with Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation.

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Grant Funding to 10 Colorado Nonprofit Medical Practices to Provide Dental Services

April 9, 2018

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation will provide $3.3 million in funding over four years to 10 Colorado nonprofit medical practices to integrate a dental hygienist into their medical teams to provide dental services. This funding is part of Wave II of DDCOF’s Colorado Medical-Dental Integration (CO MDI) Project, which seeks to improve the oral health of underserved Coloradans. Twenty-six medical practices have received funding from DDCOF through the CO MDI Project since it launched in 2015.

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Announcing Our New Mission

March 19, 2018

At Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, we think about oral health every day. It is a window into individual and community well-being. We’re committed to partnering with communities so more people have healthier smiles. Today, we’re excited to announce our new mission: to elevate the well-being of Coloradans by improving oral health equity.

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