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Employee Profile: Joe Seiler – Living our value of service

Joe Seiler has been leading a double life for the last 27 years. No, he isn’t a spy and doesn’t have a family in another zip code. He has been essentially running a foundation and serving as Chairman of the Board in addition to his day job, and for 20 years most of his colleagues […]

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Asian Health Services: Overcoming Any Obstacle to Provide the Best Care

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, Asian Americans are at higher risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. They are also more likely to lack insurance and face language or cultural barriers when seeking care. May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the Delta […]

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Building a greener future starts with a single street

We should all be doing our part to protect the planet for future generations, and even small acts can have a big impact. Earth Day falls in the middle of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24), providing many opportunities for people to serve their community and do good for the planet. Danielle Dozier, a provider concierge […]

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Addressing the oral health of San Francisco’s most vulnerable seniors

By Jim Oswald, director of marketing and communications, Meals on Wheels San Francisco Last year, Meals on Wheels San Francisco provided meals to more than 5,200 homebound seniors in the City. We experienced a surge in demand due to COVID-19 that we could not have expected. As many seniors with underlying medical conditions became housebound […]

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The value of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession

By Yoriko Hayes, Assistant General Counsel International Women’s Day was born out of a protest by New York garment workers demanding better pay and working conditions. More than a century later, we honor the legacy of these brave women by continuing to break down barriers – especially in the legal profession.  Did you know women […]

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Not Easily Forgotten

By Dr. Meneka Johnson Nicholson, Ph.D. Chief Operating Officer, Rural Health Medical Program, Inc. In the Black Belt of Alabama, you can easily find Southern charm wrapped up in historic heritage. However, if you look just a little closer you will find some of the not so beautiful parts, such as poverty, health disparities, food […]

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Where do we go from here?

By Teresa Hairston, Manager Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) Carter G. Woodson, a noted historian, created Black History Week in 1926 to observe and celebrate the contributions made by people of African descent to the United States. The second week of February was initially set aside for this celebration because it coincided with the birthdays […]

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2020: By the numbers

By Kenzie Ferguson 2020 will go down in most of our books as one of the most challenging, disruptive years that accelerated some activities and halted many more. As I look back on a historic year, I am thankful and proud to work for Delta Dental because of the focus and care we showed for […]

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Finding hope in a challenging year

By Kenzie Ferguson Last January, my team and I spent several days mapping out our funding priorities for 2020. We had plans for big events, lofty aspirations for impact on specific oral health issues and optimism for the year ahead. Needless to say, the emergence of COVID-19 a short month and a half later and […]

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The importance of increasing diversity in the dental profession

By Kenzie Ferguson When I entered the dental profession as a Mobile Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice, I had no idea what obstacles I would face.  I had no idea about the needs for public health preventative dentistry. I had no idea of the disparities in dental healthcare. Life has been very different coming […]

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