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Student Spotlight: Hung Nguyen – Building a career in smile restoration and service to his community

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. Hung Nguyen from Loma Linda University made service a priority during dental school. Hung initiated and led […]

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Student Spotlight: Katherine Ong – Continuing a long track record of service as she begins her career

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. Katherine Ong from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry dedicated herself to helping others since she […]

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Student Spotlight: Yescenia Perez – Educating Spanish-speaking children about the importance of oral health

On July 14, we announced our 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. Yescenia Perez, from Western University College of Dental Medicine, was not only the President of the Student Hispanic Dental Association, but she […]

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Grantee Spotlight: COVID-19 Highlights Health Inequity in D.C. – A Q&A with Mary’s Center

People of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and often have less access to care. Our long-term partner, Mary’s Center in Washington, D.C. has put delivering health care to immigrants, minorities and other vulnerable populations at the center of its mission since its inception. That mission has taken an increased urgency amid the current pandemic, […]

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Helping student leaders begin their dental careers

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is committed to supporting oral health education through partnerships with universities, including funding scholarships, research and campus-run clinics. The average graduating senior will leave dental school with close to $300,000 in student loans – in some cases more. It can take a long time to pay off that kind […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Coping with COVID – A Q&A with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Even as California reopens businesses and more people go back to work, the economic effects of COVID-19 continue to put a strain on families in the Golden State and across the country. Los Angeles County is home to more than 10 million people, and both the city and county have been hit especially hard by […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Coping with COVID-19 – A Q&A with Grady Health System

June 27 marks National HIV Testing Day, a day that encourages people to get tested and know their status. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation partners with several clinics across our 15-state plus D.C. enterprise that provide services to HIV/AIDS patients. As COVID-19 continues to stretch resources and increase the need for health clinics that […]

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Grantee Spotlight: Coping with COVID-19 – A Q&A with Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

As communities continue to be hit by job losses and economic strain amid the COVID-19 crisis, local food banks become even more vital. The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation gave an unrestricted grant to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to help it meet increased demand during these unprecedented times. We spoke with Melanie Flood, […]

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Pride is more than parties

By Kevin Ryan June is Pride Month, thirty days set aside to celebrate the LGBTQ community through connection and visibility. Events across the globe usually dot the calendar as cities, nations and people of all backgrounds and beliefs memorialize and herald those who fought, and still fight today, sacrificing so dearly for the cause of […]

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Defining racism as a social determinant of health

By Kenzie Ferguson Race is often one of the most reliable predictors of life expectancy. African Americans face poorer health outcomes across the board. African Americans are more economically disadvantaged with disproportionately high rates of asthma, diabetes, hypertension, cancer and obesity. According to research done by sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois, in 1899 infant mortality was […]

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