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Letter to the editor: Gritting my Teeth, Real Stress Accessing Dental Care in Chaffee County

Another Saturday morning and my to-do list is again bursting with errands and commitments. As I sit at a stoplight allowing my mind to race, I think “Weekends can be stressful.” Then I pause, thinking about my recent visits to Chaffee County meeting with community members. It was a great opportunity to hear and experience directly from them and with them, the challenges young children, pregnant women and families face when it comes to accessing oral health services in Colorado.

Marine staff sergeant, Air Force second lieutenant become patient, doctor at Heroes Clinic

Dental students serve veterans at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. AURORA, Colo. — John Berdeaux had resigned himself to not chewing or smiling properly. His mouth was a mess, and as one tooth decayed in the front, he said he pulled it out himself. His molars were gone, and he said he ate lettuce "like a rabbit." 

Denver alternative high school adds dental services to keep students from missing classes

18 schools in Denver have medical clinics, four offer dental care- Getting dental care can be a hassle, but for Armani Manzanares, a student at Denver’s Florence Crittenton High School, it’s relatively pain-free: She can pick up her son Nathan from nursery school, walk less than a football field away and knock out both their appointments at once.

Telemundo Tu Salud: Florence Crittenton

Una iniciativa en Denver para ayudar a las madres estudiantes embarazadas a tener salud dental gratis.

Video courtesy of KDEN Telemundo Denver. Story originally aired on 9/19/19.

Clinica Tepeyac in Globeville is getting a full dental clinic

The clinic primarily serves Latino patients, who visit a dentist at lower rates than other groups. - Dr. Pamela Valenza smiles when the retrofitted room at Clinica Tepeyac with little cartoon animals comes up in conversation.

Grants available for nonprofits seeking to improve oral health

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation (DDCOF) has released a request for applications from Colorado nonprofit organizations interested in implementing projects or seeking general operating support to improve oral health equity and interactions in their communities. Applications are due by midnight Monday, July 15.

Cortez adds affordable dental care option

Frontier Community Health Clinic offers reduced rates to low-income patients
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - People struggling to make ends meet and lacking health insurance that covers dentistry have a new option with the restructuring of Cortez Dental Care.

MMH sees over $80K in April Donations for Ambulance, Dental, Chemotherapy

Specialty care at Melissa Memorial Hospital got a huge boost this month, with more than $80,000 in donations accepted from Black Hills Energy, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and the Heginbotham Trust.

Delta Dental funds granting more smiles to Mission Medical patients

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - More than $3 million dollars being given to Colorado non-profit organizations to improve community oral health. The money is given out through grants from Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. One organization in El Paso County benefiting from these grant dollars -- Mission Medical. All the dentists who work there are volunteers, but they need equipment and other supplies. 

Skippy offers dental health

Recent grant will expand the program
Dental health for children is crucial. But preventing tooth decay and teaching good oral hygiene is often difficult in rural Colorado where access to a dentist can be challenging. 

Medical Assistants’ Roles in Colorado Health Care Keep Growing

They're neither your doctors nor your nurses, but their jobs—and training—could mean a lot to your health.

‘I Can Smile’: Low-Income Seniors Benefit From Delta Dental Grant

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A $45,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is helping bring important oral health care to low-income seniors. Gloria Phillips says she keeps busy by sewing, doing puzzles, and taking care of her health.