Student Spotlight – Harrison Taylor Farr serving communities here and abroad

On July 14, we announced our Delta Dental Community Care Foundation 2020 Student Leadership Award winners. These graduating dental students exemplify our value of service, and we are proud to provide support as they embark on their careers. Harrison Taylor Farr from the Augusta University Dental College of Georgia has demonstrated his commitment to service […]

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Student Spotlight – Christina Nunez – Promoting pediatric dentistry and broader public health advocacy

On July 14, we announced our Delta Dental Community Care Foundation 2020 Student Leadership Award winners. These graduating dental students exemplify our value of service, and we are proud to provide support as they embark on their careers. Christina Nunez from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine wants to not only help underserved populations in […]

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Social Isolation – Part 4: How to solve a problem like social isolation

By Kenzie Ferguson This is the last installment of a four-part series where we will dive into the topic of social isolation as a determinant of health and its relationship to oral health. Over the past three weeks, we have explored social isolation as it relates to oral health and well-being. We’ve highlighted the many […]

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Social Isolation – Part 3: The connection between social isolation and oral health

By Kenzie Ferguson This post is the third of a four-part series where we will dive into the topic of social isolation as a determinant of health and its relationship to oral health. In previous posts, we touched on what social isolation is and its relationship to health. Now, we want to examine some of […]

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Social Isolation – Part 2: Social isolation acts as a “fertilizer” for other health problems

By Kenzie Ferguson This post is the second in a four-part series where we will dive into the topic of social isolation as a determinant of health and its connection to oral health. As covered in Part 1 of the series, social isolation is the absence of contact and support from friends, family or community. […]

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Social Isolation – Part 1: Understanding social isolation

By Kenzie Ferguson This post is the first of a four-part series where we will dive into the topic of social isolation as a determinant of health. Humans are social creatures. As a species, we rely on cooperation and community to survive and thrive. As a result, our society is built around finding places and […]

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Focusing on gratitude amid trying times

By Kevin Ryan Let’s be honest; it has been a rough year. Everyone has been impacted by the ranging and ever-changing turbulence of 2020 – a year that thus far has been largely defined by challenges and setbacks. Though our emotions and experiences are unique, our collective conscience will forever remember 2020. Throughout the chaos, […]

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Creating meaningful organizational culture and positive social impact

By Kenzie Ferguson Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) isn’t about making your company look good; it’s about doing good. CSR is so much more than a box to be checked or a term to throw around when responding to bad press or trying to mitigate reputational risk. At Delta Dental of California, doing good is central […]

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Student Spotlight – Yuliya Petukhova – Bringing an artistic flair to the dental profession

On July 14, we announced our Delta Dental Community Care Foundation 2020 Student Leadership Award winners. These graduating dental students exemplify our value of service, and we are proud to provide support as they embark on their careers. Yuliya Petukhova from the University of Utah School of Dentistry understands first-hand what it means to lack […]

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Student Spotlight: Ali Bounds – Dental practice and service are a family affair

On July 14, we announced our Delta Dental Community Care Foundation 2020 Student Leadership Award winners. These graduating dental students exemplify our value of service, and we are proud to provide support as they embark on their careers. Ali Bounds from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry has distinguished herself during her time in […]

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