Sep 11, 2023
Seniors Lifestyle Magazine: Senior dental care and mental health: The powerful mouth and mind connection
A recent Delta Dental survey of Americans ages 50 and older, found that 80% of seniors believe that the simple act of smiling can make them feel happier. However, many are holding back from smiling due to a self-perpetuating cycle of poor oral health and mental health.
Jul 07, 2023
UC Santa Cruz: Alumni on the frontlines of dental care
Three UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) alumni are at the forefront of increasing accessibility for senior dental health care in Santa Cruz County.
Jun 21, 2023
The Washington Informer: Fighting senior oral health disparities across the District
Seniors aged 65 and older are the most vulnerable population when facing access to proper oral health care in the United States.
May 30, 2023
DentistryIQ: ‘Inextricable link’ between oral, mental health for older Americans
Delta Dental’s findings from a recent survey indicate an “inextricable link” between older adults’ mental and oral health, with mental health challenges contributing to a lack of oral care and then that lack of care, and its results, exacerbating feelings of depression.
May 11, 2023
Forbes: Stepping up: How HR professionals can take the lead in the ever-evolving business landscape
FORBES – Gone are the days when HR was working to secure a “seat at the table.”
May 05, 2023
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Dientes, Salud Para La Gente celebrate $5M program investment
As seniors continue to experience an oral health crisis at local and national levels, dental care organizations in Santa Cruz County scored a grant funding win that will support efforts to reverse the troubling trend.
May 04, 2023
Univision: Dientes and Salud Para La Gente receive $5 million to expand dental health services for seniors
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation announced Dientes Community Dental Care and Salud Para La Gente as the newest members of its Senior Oral Health Coalition Program and will grant $5 million over five years to the organizations.
May 04, 2023
The Pajaronian: $5M grant boosts senior oral healthcare in Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County-based healthcare providers Dientes and Salud Para la Gente recently received a $5 million grant from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation.
Apr 21, 2023
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC: Delta Dental donates $1.1 million to create endowed scholarships at Ostrow
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California, has donated $1.1 million to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC to support at least two students each year.
Apr 13, 2023
Harcum College: Delta Dental Community Care Foundation awards scholarships
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded the Harcum College Dental Program with $38,000 earmarked for dental students who show academic progress and financial need.
Mar 07, 2023
Dental loss ratios are a loss for all West Virginians
In their Jan. 20, 2023 Register-Herald opinion piece, “Hold Dental Insurers to a Higher Standard,” guest columnists Travis Willis and Dan Carrier got it half right and half wrong.
Mar 02, 2023
University of the Pacific: $1 million gift supports scholarships for high-need dental students
A $1 million gift to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California, will support highly qualified prospective dental students who have financial need or are facing hardship.
Dec 12, 2022
Penn Dental Medicine: Delta Dental Community Care Foundation grant supporting patient care
A Delta Dental Community Care Foundation grant, awarded to Penn Dental Medicine in support of treatment needs, is impacting patients and their overall health.
Nov 30, 2022
PBS - Health Channel: Interview with Sarah Chavarria on oral health and older adults
Sarah Chavarria was recently featured on the PBS Health Channel’s Living Minute to discuss the results of our first “Senior Oral Health Report: Older Americans’ Oral Care Regrets, Barriers and Impact.”
Sep 30, 2022
Becker’s Dental + DSO Review: UCLA dental school launches project after receiving $1.67M gift
The University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry's community-based clinical education program received a gift of $1.67 million to fund its expansion.
Aug 30, 2022
El Tiempo Latino: DC has a pilot plan in favor of your teeth
In the United States, some 76.5 million lack dental insurance and among immigrants, especially the elderly, there is an oral health crisis.
May 13, 2022
Dr. Bicuspid: Older adults’ oral health gets prioritized
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of California, has launched a funding program to address the oral healthcare crisis among older adults.
Apr 19, 2022
Forbes: Looking beyond the Great Resignation: How to keep your best talent during the Great Upgrade
The shift is finally happening—executives and employees are changing the workplace narrative from the Great Resignation to the Great Upgrade.
Dec 09, 2021
Dental Economics: The value teledentistry visits bring to dentists and their patients
It’s no surprise that the pandemic accelerated the adoption of telehealth across the medical and dental spheres. As dental offices learned to navigate lockdown measures, extended safety protocols, and assuaged patients’ fears of becoming exposed to the virus via the dental office, virtual care has only scratched the surface of its potential in teledentistry.
Nov 15, 2021
San Francisco Business Times: Designing equitable benefits for a diverse workforce – Q&A with Delta Dental’s chief people officer
Sarah Chavarria, executive vice president and chief people officer at Delta Dental of California and Affiliates, recently talked with the San Francisco Business Times about benefit plan design for diverse workforces.
Oct 06, 2021
Forbes: A truly diverse and inclusive workplace starts with an inclusive benefit design
The traditional approach to benefit design is no longer sufficient in supporting an increasingly diverse workforce.