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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.
Delta Dental is pleased to announce the promotions of two key sales leaders within the company.
A study from the University of Alabama shows that car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries to the face and mouth, with it being the primary cause in children over the age of 5. Delta Dental of Michigan reminds everyone that April is National Facial Protection Month and is asking individuals to think of a seat belt as another way to protect their face and mouth.
Easter is a popular time for picture taking. So to ensure healthy smiles for your little ones (and big kids too), Delta Dental of Michigan encourages you to do what the Easter Bunny does and eat lots of fruits and vegetables that keep teeth shining bright for pictures or any occasion.
Laura Czelada, CPA, currently chief operating officer of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, will succeed Dr. Thomas Fleszar as president and chief executive officer of the company upon his upcoming retirement.
As a result of Delta Dental of Michigan’s strong commitment to the environment through its recent “green” corporate headquarters’ renovation and expansion, the company has recently been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
As part of its ongoing efforts to help support oral health initiatives throughout the state, Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, in partnership with the Delta Dental Foundation, continued its philanthropic giving last year with donations totaling more than $1.6 million.
Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. since 1921, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which estimated that nearly 1.24 million people – or about 3,400 each day – suffered a new or recurrent heart attack in 2010. So this February, in recognition of American Heart Month, Delta Dental of Michigan wants to emphasize the connection between oral health and heart health.