Blog Posts Categorized: In the Community
Delta Dental of Minnesota sends nearly 50,000 toothbrushes to libraries throughout Minnesota
To celebrate National Smile Month in June, Delta Dental of Minnesota is distributing more than 100 toothbrushes to every public library in the state of Minnesota.
Grantee Spotlight: Special Olympics Minnesota
Special Olympics Minnesota is a nonprofit organization that offers sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Grand opening of new dental clinic at Hennepin Healthcare
Delta Dental of Minnesota is pleased to announce the opening of the Delta Dental Oral Health Center at Hennepin Healthcare. The oral health center – which occupies the fourth floor of the new six-story, 377,000 square-foot Hennepin Healthcare Clinic & Specialty Center – was made possible through a $4.6 million grant from the Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation.
Grantee Spotlight: Children’s Dental Health Services
Since 2007, Delta Dental of Minnesota has given more than $100,000 to Children’s Dental Health Services (CDHS), a nonprofit organization providing preventative dental services to underserved, underinsured and uninsured children in Southeast Minnesota.
Grantee Spotlight: Community Dental Care
Since 2011, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has awarded over $1.4 million to Community Dental Care – a nonprofit organization which primarily serves the low-income population in their service areas of Saint Paul, Maplewood, Robbinsdale and Rochester.
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation announces loan repayment for service awards bringing dentists to rural Minnesota communities
Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dental Foundation, has named Christopher Steffenson, D.D.S., and Michael Talberg, D.D.S. as the 2017 recipients of the Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists Loan Repayment for Service program, which brings dental professionals to rural Minnesota communities. Dr. Steffenson will practice in Walker, while Dr. Talberg will practice in Cook.The Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists program aims to improve access to care for underserved communities in rural Minnesota by reducing student loan debt in exchange for the dentist’s service in an underserved community. The average student loan debt of graduating dentists exceeds $250,000, which is a barrier to new dentists practicing in Greater Minnesota.
Grantee Spotlight: HealthFinders Collaborative
Since 2014, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has given $120,000 to HealthFinders Collaborative, a community health center that serves the low-income, underinsured and uninsured residents of Rice County, Minnesota.
Smiles@School returns for Minnesota’s first- and second-graders!
We are proud to announce that, following last year’s successful kickoff, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation will again provide oral health kits and lesson plans to Minnesota’s first-graders and their teachers.
Grantee Spotlight: Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
Since 2008, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has invested more than $100,000 to support the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, an organization that shelters more than 2,200 children at risk for abuse and neglect every year.