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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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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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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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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

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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The Colorado Medical-Dental Integration Project

March 18, 2018

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
This innovative program expands access to preventive oral health care through a highly integrated care delivery model.

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