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Student Leadership Award winners announced

Delta Dental Community Care Foundation recognizes 29 exceptional students
Dental school students throughout our enterprise region were chosen to receive a monetary award for their outstanding leadership skills, commitment to the community and passion for dentistry.

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Something to smile about

A Maryland clinic’s achievement
The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation was happy to learn from Family Healthcare of Hagerstown (Maryland), a health and dental care clinic, about the wonderful outcome they achieved for a patient, and that a Foundation grant helped with this accomplishment.

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On-site Quality Assessment review checklist

California dentists – be ready for a future QA review
See your practice from the QA examiner’s perspective! Use this list to compare aspects of a QA review with your practice’s policies and procedures, and be even better prepared for a future on-site QA review.

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2017 community giving tops $9 million

Foundation grants help bring care to the underserved
In addition to $1 million for disaster and emergency relief efforts, the Foundation funded a new state-of-the art mobile dental clinic to serve children in Philadelphia, donated to Mission of Mercy events in three states and contributed to many community clinics that are dedicated to improving oral health for underserved children and adults.

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Saving trees, changing history

Let’s make “paper-based” business a thing of the past
We’re saving trees, conserving energy and reducing our carbon footprint with eco-friendly business practices. Read about our efficiency and sustainability efforts and how decreasing paper use can make a big difference.

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Test sterilizers weekly

For California dentists: Q Review, Winter 2017
Testing your office sterilizers each week is required by the California Dental Board. This requirement includes using biologic indicators (not paper strips or packaging that changes color) and testing all sterilizers, even those used infrequently or as backup. During an onsite Quality Assessment review, the examiner checks your in-office spore testing log to ensure your compliance with regulations.

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You can help minimize drug abuse

Join the fight against this national epidemic
Make a difference by taking steps to limit prescriptions, educate patients and staff, and intervene if signs of drug abuse arise.

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Achieve communication success

Enhance your cultural awareness skills
Knowing your patients’ language preferences helps increase their comfort level and improves the quality of care you provide. Boost your skills further by taking classes, documenting office protocol and using interpretive services.

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“Caleb’s Law” takes effect in California

For California dentists: Q Review, Summer 2017
California AB 2235 (also known as “Caleb’s Law”), took effect January 1, 2017. Follow-up bill, AB 224, redefines general anesthesia, defines deep sedation, and includes additional requirements for any dental procedure involving general anesthesia or deep sedation.

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Hispanic initiative reaches more than 39,000 children

Ratoncito Perez teaches kids about teeth
The main character in our Hispanic program, Ratoncito Perez, visited 39 school districts in five states and taught more than 39,000 children how to care for their teeth.

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