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Capitol Hill Times

Dental Education Center Opens in June to Provide Care to Low-Income, Uninsured Patients
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Puget Sound Business Journal

New Dental Education Clinic to open in the PacMed Building
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Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day with us!

The Tooth Fairy will be at the following libraries on February 27th. Join us as she reads the Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist and talks to kids about keeping their smiles healthy. Children will receive a free book and toothbrush.

Bellevue Library  11 a.m. to noon
Library Connection at Crossroads  1:30 to 2:30 p.m.


ParentMap: Beyond Brushing: Understanding, Preventing and Treating Common Childhood Dental Problems

From early decay to enamel issues to thumb sucking, here’s what you need to know about common kids’ dental health issues and how to prevent them.
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KING 5 News: Holiday Oral Health

VIDEO – Amity Addrisi interviews Dr. Kuhl about oral health during the holidays. KING
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Port Townsend Leader: Delta Dental Tooth Fairy and Smile Power hand out smiles

Delta Dental of Washington’s Tooth Fairy and Smile Power spent three days this week honoring Port Townsend community members who give their time through volunteerism and other acts of goodwill.
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Mason County Life: Tooth Fairy busy granting wishes

SHELTON – For three days, Nov. 2 – 4, Delta Dental of Washington’s Tooth Fairy and Smile Power team rolled into town in the Smile Power vehicle, bringing surprise and delight and offering free smiles to those they met.
See the Tooth Fairy granting wishes
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Mason County Journal: Delta rewards volunteers

When Kim Norris went to Starbucks in Shelton on Nov. 2, she thought she was just catching up with a friend. Even when her friend, Sonya Carroll, insisted on a strict time for their Monday coffee date and demanded Norris get off her phone, Norris didn’t suspect anything was amiss.
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Peninsula Daily News: SmileMobile to see kids in Forks this week

FORKS — The Washington Dental Service Foundation's SmileMobile is in Forks this week.
It parked at the Bogachiel Medical Clinic, 351 Founders Way, on Monday and will remain there through Wednesday.
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Puget Sound Business Journal: Men’s Oral Health is Critical to Maintaining Overall Health

SEATTLE, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- From heart disease to erectile dysfunction, the impacts of poor dental care among men can have health impacts far more serious than a toothache.
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Columbian BLOGS: Dentists: Men brush your teeth (and floss)

Fewer than 50 percent of men brush their teeth twice a day, according to Delta Dental of Washington.
Men are also less likely to seek preventive care from a dentist until a problem is too painful – and likely too far advanced.
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Puget Sound Business Journal Corporate Citizenship Awards

More than 500 people gathered Thursday at the Seattle Sheraton to celebrate a rich tradition of corporate philanthropy at the Puget Sound Business Journal's 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards luncheon.
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Geek of the Week: Delta Dental’s John Bursett is a dental data pioneer

Big data is all the rage in the tech industry these days, but John Bursett has been uncovering meaningful insights from data since long before it was big.
Bursett is the senior vice president of underwriting for Delta Dental of Washington, a Seattle native who joined the company 50 years ago as its first statistician.
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Puget Sound Business Journal: A reason to smile: Washington leads nation in access to dental care for low-income kids

Washington leads the country in the percentage of babies and preschoolers from low-income families getting dental care. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 54 percent of Medicaid-eligible young children are receiving oral care in Washington, a rate higher than any other state.
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