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4/29/2016

Delta Dental Foundation offers school field trips to visit museum’s new oral health exhibit

Dublin, Ohio— The Delta Dental Foundation is making its commitment to children in Greater Cincinnati even sweeter.
 
In addition to its $55,000 sponsorship of the Duke Energy Children’s Museum’s newest exhibit called “Inside the Grin,” the Delta Dental Foundation will offer ten field trips grants to help area elementary school students and teachers experience it for themselves.
 
The call for applications will open this summer.
 
“Good oral health is closely linked to overall health. That’s why teaching children at an early age about taking care of their teeth and mouths is so important,” said Teri Battaglieri, Director for the Delta Dental Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Duke Energy Children’s Museum in order to give thousands of children an outlet to learn about oral health in a fun and enriching setting.”
 
The oral health exhibit, which includes a giant set of teeth and allows children to learn more about proper oral health, opens Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can use giant dental tools to practice proper flossing and brushing techniques and learn healthy oral hygiene habits.
 
The exhibit was developed in partnership with the Junior League of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Museum as part of their GrinUp! Initiative.
 
The Delta Dental Foundation funded an oral health exhibit – “Chew on This” – at the Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, Mich. Since its opening in Feb. 2015, the exhibit has been visited by more than 140,000 people, including 4,221 local elementary students who were able to experience it as a result of Delta Dental Foundation field trip grants.

For more information about “Inside the Grin,” visit http://www.cincymuseum.org/childrens/inside-the-grin.
 
About the Delta Dental Foundation
The Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. The Foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. For more information, visit www.deltadentaloh.com.

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