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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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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