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Bookmark this page for fast access to the latest news and educational materials from Delta Dental of Illinois. Here’s a summary of the latest releases and white papers. We have a host of oral health wellness materials too – check them out.

2016 News Releases

February

Children's Oral Health in Illinois

Illinois children receive 44 percent less from the Tooth Fairy than national average 

March

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award

Delta Dental of Illinois Announces New Sales Executive

May

Delta Dental of Illinois Awards Scholarships to Further Oral Health Care in Illinois

Four Southern Illinois Dental Students Honored for Community Outreach and Volunteer Work

July

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation grants $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to Crusader Community Health

August

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grants

31% of Illinois Parents Give their Children an A Grade for Overall Oral Health

September

Americans Living Longer, Facing More Oral Health Challenges

Illinois Schools Transform into the "Land of Smiles" with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Program and Land of Smiles Program Fact Sheet

October

Delta Dental of Illinois Urges Good Oral Health Habits This Halloween

November

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards Community Grants

Unprecedented New Report Highlights Inequalities in Dental Care in Illinois

December

New Year, New Smile: Delta Dental of Illinois Offers 10 Oral Health Resolutions for a Dazzling 2017

 

2015 News Releases

January

Illinois Students Get a Plaque-fighting Lesson from Tooth Wizard

Delta Dental of Illinois Offers Discount Dental Plan at DentalPlans.com

February

Delta Dental of Illinois Launches Oral Health Hub to Educate Illinoisans

Tooth Fairy Fiscally Conservative in Illinois

March

Delta Dental of Illinois Provides Tips to Motivate Kids to Brush and Floss

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation accepting applications for $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award

April

Illinois kids’ anxiety about dentists may be learned from parents

May

Delta Dental of Illinois Awards Dental Student Grants to University of Illinois Dental Students

Delta Dental of Illinois Awards Dental Student Grants to Southern Illinois University Dental Students

June

Free Dental Care Event for Illinois Children on July 31

July

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation awards $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to Central Counties Health Centers, Inc.

August

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation seeks applications for its community grants program

Delta Dental of Illinois offers tips to help prevent oral health-related school absences

New Analysis Finds Tooth Fairy Giving Could Yield Nearly $2 Billon in Savings for Illinois 6-Year-Olds

September

National Fruits and Vegetables Month: Healthy Diet Can Improve Oral Health

October

New Delta Dental Analysis Breaks Down Halloween Treat Giving Trends 

November

Diabetics May Be at a Higher Risk for Oral Health Issues

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Donates Nearly $150,000 to Organizations that Improve the Oral Health of Illinois Children

December

Five Tips to keep your sweet tooth healthy this holiday season

 

2014 News Releases

January

Chicago Wolves Partner with Delta Dental of Illinois

Dental for Small Business

February

Delta Dental of Illinois Board of Directors Elect Two New Officers

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Board of Directors Elect New Officers

How Many Dental X-Rays Do Your Kids Need?

The Tooth Fairy Placed Higher Values on Teeth in 2013

March

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation accepting applications for $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award

"March Mouthness" Provides Teaching Moments

April

New Senior Sales Executive at Delta Dental of Illinois

May

Going to the Dentist Linked with Overall Well-Being

7 Reasons Voluntary Dental Benefits Might Be Right for Your Small Business


June

Illinoisans say a smile is the most important feature

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation awards $100,000 grant to St. Bernard Hospital

July

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Foundation seeks applications for community grants program

Clooney, Roberts Claim Celebrity 'Best Smile' Bragging Rights

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation hosts free dental care event on September 13

August

Dental Visits a Good Habit to Start (Again)

October
Five Tricks for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation awards nearly $100,000 to 12 Illinois organizations


November

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Delta Dental of Illinois Announces New Sales Executive

  

2013 News Releases

January

Land of Smiles helps Illinois students brush up on dental health

February

The Tooth Fairy loosened her purse strings in 2012

Survey finds Illinois kids need brushing up on oral health

March

Don't Bottle Up the Oral Health Benefits of Fluoridated Water

April

Patient Direct provides Illinois residents another option for oral health care

Dental Anxiety may be passed on to children

May

UIC dental students receive grants from Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

SIU dental students receive grants from Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

June

National Smile Month: Keep Kids Cavity Free


July

Are sports drinks as harmful to kids' teeth as soda?

Dentist by 1 Community Service Event

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Community Grants program kicks off

August

Back to School: Tooth Trauma

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation accepting applications for $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award

September

Healthy Aging Month

October

Health Care Reform: 5 things to know about buying dental insurance

Best and Worst Halloween Treats for Your Teeth

November

National Diabetes Month: The Silent Signs of Gum Disease

Protect  Your Teeth This Holiday Season By Flossing

December

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation awards more than $200,000 to 14 Illinois organizations

 


2012 News Releases

December

Top 5 Oral Health Resolutions for 2013

September

Halloween: A Dentist's Dilemma

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Elects Board Members

August

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Launches New Community Grants Program

July

Back-to-School Dental Check Ups Keeps Kids Focused in the Classroom

June

Delta Dental of Illinois Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on ACA

May

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards Dental Scholarships at UIC

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards Dental Scholarships at SIU

Survey Shows Illinois Children Need to Brush and Floss More Often

April

Illinois Children Don't See the Dentist Early Enough -- Dentist By 1 Campaign Launches

March

Delta Dental of Illinois Announces New Director for Its Foundation

February

Delta Dental of Illinois Elects Two New Board Members

Delta Dental Survey Shows the Tooth Fairy is Feeling the Economic Crunch

January

Delta Dental of Illinois partners with Chicago Wolves

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Kicks Off 2012 Land of Smiles Program

A Baby's Oral Health Should Begin at Birth

 

2011 News Releases

January

Delta Dental of Illinois Announces New Sales Vice President

 

 

 As a reminder, Delta Dental of Illinois offers several oral health resources and tools at YourOralHealthHub.com to help promote oral health education and wellness including: 

  

Delta Dental of Illinois Blog Find valuable oral health information to help improve your oral health. Ask a Dentist oral health questions to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. 

myDentalScore An online risk assessment tool that generates an easy to understand oral health report you can use to start conversations with your dentists. 

Grin! A quarterly subscriber magazine filled with oral health tips, a mouth-friendly recipe and more. 

Oral Health Articles An array of oral health information is available here including oral health flyers with bite-sized information that can be downloaded and shared, oral health information by life stage, recent survey findings and smile-worthy recipes. 

 

 

 

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