Archive for 2018

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Tooth Wizard and Plaque Man teach Calhan Elementary students about oral hygiene

October 25, 2018

With Halloween approaching and October being National Children’s Health Month, the Tooth Wizard and his antagonist, Plaque Man, stopped by Calhan Elementary School in Calhan on Wednesday for some tooth talk with 190 kindergarten through third-grade students.

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Land of Smiles brings Laughs and Lessons

October 11, 2018

The Land of Smiles program sponsored by Delta Dental visited La Junta Primary and Intermediate Schools on Wednesday. The program was hilarious, with the Tooth Wizard (product of University of Northern Colorado Drama Program) and Plaque Man (from Mesa College Drama Department).

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Students visit the “Land of Smiles”

October 4, 2018

Longfellow Elementary School students were transported to the “Land of Smiles” Tuesday along with “Tooth Wizard” and “Plaque Man” to learn about dental health.  

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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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Oral Health Funding Available

August 15, 2018

  STATEWIDE – Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) has released a request for applications (RFA) from Colorado nonprofit organizations interested in implementing projects or seeking general operating support to advance oral health equity in their communities.

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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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