Delta Dental Cares

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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Help us fight food insecurity – and poor oral health – in your community

By Kenzie Ferguson For as long as the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has existed – and even before its inception through Delta Dental’s corporate philanthropy – we have been dedicated to increasing access to oral health care for everyone. However, as the pandemic has pushed unprecedented numbers of families into food insecurity, we knew […]

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Employees lead the charge on supporting our troops… from the ground up

In September, the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation launched a month of service for Delta Dental employees across the enterprise. Cheryl Leaman, an account manager, and Cynthia Pate, an executive assistant, from our Mechanicsburg office led the charge and organized a hugely successful fundraiser for Sneakers for Soldiers that ran from September through Veterans Day. […]

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Employee Volunteer Spotlight: Marty Sheetz – Engaging her colleagues in philanthropy is personal

As we mark Veterans Day this month, we are dedicating our blog content during November to highlighting causes and individuals with a connection to the military. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation provides grants to organizations serving active duty military and Veterans. Many Delta Dental employees have a personal connection to and feel deeply passionate […]

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Student Spotlight – Jack Lupfer – Serving his community and his country

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. Lt. John “Jack” Lupfer from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine has chosen a path of […]

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Red Cross and Delta Dental Community Care Foundation: Impacting lives this September and every day

Guest post by the American Red Cross The past year has reminded all of us that no one is beyond the reach of disasters. Since August, the American Red Cross has helped people whose lives have been uprooted by massive back-to-back disasters— from destructive hurricanes Laura, Sally and Delta, to historic wildfires igniting across California, […]

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