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May 15, 2019, 06:20 ET Adults could brush up on dental terminology reveals Delta Dental survey

Consider checking your dental IQ before your next visit to the dentist. A new Adult's Oral Health & Well-Being Survey indicates that a significant...


Feb 21, 2019, 06:25 ET Tooth Fairy payouts plunge for second consecutive year

Parents, do not be surprised if a savvy kid holds on to a lost tooth until market conditions improve. The Tooth Fairy's purse strings appear to be...


Jan 07, 2019, 06:45 ET Delta Dental Plans Association and DeltaUSA appoint new officers to national boards

The Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) Board of Directors has appointed three new officers. Mr. Rod Young, president and CEO, Delta Dental of...


Dec 03, 2018, 06:50 ET Delta Dental Plans Association hires Tim Steffl as vice president, strategic development & finance

Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) announces Tim Steffl has joined the organization as vice president, strategic development & finance, effective...


Oct 15, 2018, 06:40 ET 10 million-plus Americans helped by Delta Dental member companies' contribution of $61 million in community benefits

Access to oral health care continues to be a challenge for millions of children and adults, with some never having seen a dentist. Delta Dental is...


Aug 16, 2018, 06:40 ET Potential mates drawn to smiles over bank account size finds Delta Dental survey

Poor hygiene and not brushing teeth twice a day are leading causes for quitting a relationship, according to the Adult's Oral Health & Well-Being...


Jul 24, 2018, 06:21 ET Parents confess flossing is most challenging thing to get child to do reveals Delta Dental survey

Parenting can sometimes feel like an uphill marathon, particularly when it comes to enforcing proper oral care habits with your child. According to a ...


Jun 11, 2018, 06:20 ET National survey: good oral health outperforms clear skin for making adults feel confident

Confidence can affect many aspects of an adult's life spanning successful relationships, career and earning potential. According to a recent national ...


May 23, 2018, 08:50 ET National survey: top reasons for American adults' unexpected trip to dentist

The midyear mark is fast approaching. Have you had a dental exam this year? According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, many adults do...


Apr 17, 2018, 10:12 ET Oral health outshines relationship with friends in Delta Dental survey

Proper oral health is crucial to a healthy life, according to a recent national survey from Delta Dental. The results reveal that more adults say...


Mar 22, 2018, 01:20 ET Delta Dental Plans Association Names Dr. Joseph Dill as VP of Dental Science

Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) has hired Joseph M. Dill, DDS, MBA to serve as its vice president, dental science & network strategy. In his...


Feb 26, 2018, 06:00 ET Tooth Fairy Payouts Hit Hard Times

Looks like the Tooth Fairy tightened her money bag after an all-time high payout in 2016. According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, sponsored by...


Dec 30, 2017, 05:00 ET Survey: What's on Americans' New Year's Resolutions Lists?

It's that time of the year. As people reflect on 2017 and what they'd like to do differently in 2018, a recent survey by Delta Dental looks at what...


Dec 21, 2017, 06:58 ET Just what will Santa Claus be eating this Christmas?

As Santa Claus visits homes around the globe this Christmas, he'll be eating a whole lot of snacks. In fact, according to a recent survey by Delta...


Dec 12, 2017, 05:00 ET New Survey: Mouth Guard Usage in Many Sports Lacking for 4 in 10 U.S. Kids

From football to hockey, many American children aren't using one of the most basic forms of protection from injuries – mouth guards – and at an...


Nov 20, 2017, 05:00 ET Thanksgiving Pie Survey Breaks Down America's Favorites

When it comes to their Thanksgiving pies, Americans are staunch traditionalists, according to the annual Delta Dental Thanksgiving pie survey out...


Oct 31, 2017, 06:00 ET Delta Dental Plans Association Receives 2018 CSO50 Award From IDG'S CSO

Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) has been named an honoree of a 2018 CSO50 Award from IDG's CSO. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a...


Sep 19, 2017, 00:00 ET 45% of U.S. Parents Report Missing Work Due to Children's Oral Health Issues

When it comes to their kids, working parents take time off for all kinds of reasons, some planned and some not. Delta Dental has honed in on one...


May 25, 2017, 06:00 ET Survey Finds Fewer Americans Missing Work Due to Oral Health Issues

Toothaches, pain and unplanned trips to the dentists keeping American adults away from the office are on the decline, according to survey data of...


May 18, 2017, 06:00 ET Parents Say: Summer Vacation Toughest Time to Get Kids to Brush Teeth

When school breaks for the summer, too often, good oral health habits follow suit. According to parents in a nationwide survey by Delta Dental,...


Apr 18, 2017, 06:00 ET U.S. Parents Report Highest Spike in Well-Being

While most American adults report an increase in their well-being this year compared to last, it's the nation's parents who are reporting the highest ...


Apr 13, 2017, 06:00 ET The Easter Bunny's Sweet Spot

Though trailing popular figures such as Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny has a sweet spot with three- to five-year-olds. Sixty-eight ...


Feb 23, 2017, 05:00 ET Tooth Fairy Payouts Post Record Gains

An unlikely but accurate economic indicator, Tooth Fairy payouts are soaring, posting record gains in 2016 and early 2017. According to the Original...


Feb 13, 2017, 05:00 ET Stats Worth Brushing up on This Valentine's Day

Whether you've got a Valentine lined up for the big day or not, a survey from Delta Dental may offer up a little insight to help in the romance...


Jan 11, 2017, 16:47 ET Delta Dental Plans Association and DeltaUSA Elect New National Board Officers

The Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) Board of Directors has appointed three new officers. President and CEO of Delta Dental of Washington, Mr....