Our vision of a healthy smile for all includes advancing oral health equity and creating more accessible oral health care across the lifespan. Every community is unique and the people who know them best are the people who are part of them. That’s why Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation partners with communities to re-imagine how all of our […] The post Grant-making supports change on a local level appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
Working in A Culture of Giving Back
At Delta Dental of Colorado (DDCO), giving back is more than a requirement of our nonprofit status, it’s an integral part of our culture. The employees at DDCO have overwhelmingly big hearts, and we’d like to celebrate the many ways that they give back through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We encourage employees to find […] The post Working in A Culture of Giving Back appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
Advancing Policy to Improve Oral Health
Communities help us understand the challenge of accessing, understanding and valuing the importance of good oral health care. With our healthcare structure divided between medical and dental care, patients are challenged to get their needs met. Unfortunately, dental benefits are not a given for most people. In the last legislative session, Colorado made a smart […] The post Advancing Policy to Improve Oral Health appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
The Power of Connection
Colorado’s San Luis Valley was home to Rural Philanthropy Days this fall. The event brings together local nonprofit professionals, community leaders, and elected officials with grant-makers from across the state. As part of the conference, attendees learn more about the area and the people who live there. The power of connection truly shines in a […] The post The Power of Connection appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
A Healthy Smile for All
Delta Dental of Colorado is the state’s leading dental benefits company. We’re also a nonprofit with a mission to improve the oral health of the communities we serve. Our vision is, “A healthy smile for all.” Not everyone is served by the traditional dental insurance system. One out of three Coloradans lack dental insurance. Some […] The post A Healthy Smile for All appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
A Brief History of Dental Hygiene in Colorado
Colorado has had dental hygiene as a profession since almost the very beginning of the field of dental hygiene. We have a progressive dental hygiene scope of practice. This broad scope of practice allows many hygienists to impact the lives of thousands of Coloradans who otherwise would not be obtaining oral health care. This is […] The post A Brief History of Dental Hygiene in Colorado appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
Reducing Stress for Families Facing Oral Health Barriers in Rural Colorado
Young children and families are experiencing stress when it comes to accessing oral health services and achieving good oral health. Here’s what it looks like: Stress is not having access to dental insurance for you and your family because you can’t afford it. Did you know that about one third of Coloradans report having no […] The post Reducing Stress for Families Facing Oral Health Barriers in Rural Colorado appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
Evaluating Community Oral Health
Oral health is tricky business because when compared to physical health the evidence base for our work is far more limited. We know fluoride and sealants improve oral health of individuals. Borrowing from our friends in other sectors, we know that reducing barriers to accessing care through creative and innovative models works. However, there are […] The post Evaluating Community Oral Health appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
Increased Age, Decreased Dental Care
The older adult population is set to make US history. In 2035, they will outnumber children age 18 and younger for the first time ever (at approximately 78 million). The group will grow to almost 94 million by 2060. Sadly, many will not have access to dental care, which will negatively affect their overall health. However, […] The post Increased Age, Decreased Dental Care appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
Lifting People (and Smiles) Up
As a nonprofit it’s our responsibility, and a privilege, to give to causes that align with Delta Dental of Colorado’s mission: to improve the oral health of the communities we serve. Our vision, a healthy smile for all, inspires us to make contributions that lift people up. We embrace the spirit of the West, finding […] The post Lifting People (and Smiles) Up appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
The Health Sign that gets Overlooked too Often
Oral health is all around us and it’s more than just a pretty smile. It is our connection to a provider that not only cares for our gums and teeth but can also look into our mouth and tell when we have other health issues in our body. As children learn to form sounds and […] The post The Health Sign that gets Overlooked too Often appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.
Employees Leave a Mark on Colorado Nonprofits
We contributed $120,000 to 10 Colorado-based nonprofit organizations through our employee-driven iGive program – now that’s reason to celebrate! “Our employees are at the center of what makes our company great,” said Helen Drexler, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of Colorado. “The spirit of giving back, as captured by iGive, is how we honor […] The post Employees Leave a Mark on Colorado Nonprofits appeared first on Delta Dental of Colorado Blog.