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Now that school is out and summer is in full swing, images of fairgrounds, ballparks and carnivals might dance around in the minds of many kids looking for fun during the season. Often times, with these fun activities comes an abundance of tasty, sugary treats. Yet, did you know that one of the most popular summer treats commonly found at these events was created by a dentist?
The Delta Dental Foundation is currently seeking applications from community-based oral health programs and organizations in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana for its annual Community Mini-Grant Program. A submission deadline of September 3, 2012 has been set.
The following is a statement from Laura Czelada, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
A recent study of American children’s oral health, conducted on behalf of Delta Dental finds that poor and infrequent brushing may be the biggest obstacle in keeping children from good oral health.
Delta Dental of Michigan has recently elected the 2012-2013 Delta Dental Foundation corporate members to serve a one-year term for the Foundation. Corporate members are responsible for selecting the Foundation’s board of trustees for the 2013 year.
The Delta Dental Foundation recently honored Sarah McDermott, D.D.S. of Germantown, Wis. with its prestigious Student Leadership Award. McDermott is a 2012 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
The Delta Dental Foundation recently honored Lindsay Smith, D.D.S. of Montrose, Mich. with its prestigious Student Leadership Award. Smith is a 2012 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.
The Delta Dental Foundation recently honored five graduates from dental schools across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana with its prestigious Student Leadership Award. Based on academic performance, leadership and enthusiasm to serve their community, the individuals were chosen because of their proven commitment in each of these areas.
New research coming out of Delta Dental of Michigan’s Research and Data Institute (RDI) finds that in the United States, the cost of oral cavity (OC), oral pharyngeal (OP), and salivary gland (SG) cancer may be the most costly cancer in the nation to treat. Details of the study will be published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Head and Neck Oncology today.
A Michigan State University surgeon is teaming up with a Lansing-area dental benefits firm on a clinical trial to create a simple, cost-effective saliva test to detect oral cancer, a breakthrough that would drastically improve screening and result in fewer people dying of the world’s sixth most common cancer.