Midwestern Tooth Fairy payouts drop a full $1 in two years

Tooth Fairy giving is down across the nation with average payouts taking a plunge for a second consecutive year, including a significant decrease in the Midwest. The average amount Midwestern kids receive for a lost tooth from the Tooth Fairy dropped a full dollar over the past two years – and remains the lowest amount… More »

Nearly 2 in 5 Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past year.1 Oral health issues, like tooth decay, can cause children to miss school and negatively impact school performance.2,3 In fact, 38 percent of Illinois parents say their 6- to 12-year-old children had to miss school because of an oral health problem… More »

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in collaboration with its partners, provided free dental care to 83 Illinois children age 5 and younger this summer through its Dentist By 1 program.  Free preventive dental care was provided on July 28 in Peoria and September 8 in Mattoon. At each event, children received free preventive and diagnostic… More »

Poor oral health and tooth decay can cause discomfort and result in young students having difficulty participating or concentrating in school. Nearly 40 percent of children in Illinois have had a cavity in the past year, and about 1 in 5 kids in Illinois has untreated tooth decay.1 To help kids learn about the importance… More »

Eligible organizations that improve children’s oral health may apply by Sept. 10 Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is accepting applications for its annual Community Grants Program. Illinois organizations may apply for grants from Aug. 10 to Sept. 10, 2018 to fund programs and services that improve… More »

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry and a $1 million grant to the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Dental Medicine. The combined $2 million gift will allow both the College and School to serve thousands of additional Illinois… More »

Grant to help provide much-needed dental services to Illinois children More than 1,300 Illinois children in Macoupin County and the surrounding area go without much needed dental care each year. Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is granting its sixth annual $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to the… More »