DDCOF Press Releases

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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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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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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 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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Statewide Survey Finds Significant Decline in Juice Consumption Among Colorado Children

February 28, 2018

The results of a new survey by Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) show that while less Colorado children are consuming juice daily, fewer parents consider baby teeth as important as adult teeth and understand that cavities can spread from baby teeth to adult teeth.

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Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation Releases New Funding Opportunity for Nonprofit Medical Practices to Provide Dental Hygiene Services

November 28, 2017

November 28, 2017 Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) released a request for applications (RFA) from nonprofit medical practices in Colorado interested in integrating a dental hygienist into their medical teams to provide dental hygiene services. This RFA is part of Wave II of funding for DDCOF’s Colorado Medical-Dental Integration (CO MDI) Project, which seeks to improve the oral health of vulnerable Coloradans.

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Making An Impact – 2016 Annual Report

July 12, 2017

Reaching Colorado communities about the importance of oral health is our goal every day. Funding from Delta Dental of Colorado supports our grants and initiatives to make an positive impact in the community. We are grateful for this support as well as the leadership of our Board of Directors. Our partners help us move toward achieving our mission of eradicating childhood tooth decay. Read more in our 2016 Annual Report, Making An Impact.

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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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