1. Why it’s good to be the shortest man in the room – and other lessons learned

    August 27, 2014

    Jeff CEO Blog 300x193 Why it’s good to be the shortest man in the room – and other lessons learnedIn July, I had the opportunity to be part of a panel of CEOs, an annual event with Urbandale’s genYP group. Adam Obrecht, @adamobrecht, moderated this panel that also included Joel Duncan, @MeritResources; Janette Larkin, @BusinessRecord; and Dr. Melissa Billings of Vision Park Family Eye Care. It was a great group of resources and I was reminded about the smart leaders in the Des Moines area. (more…)

  2. Dental Benefit Categories and Coverages

    August 26, 2014

    FemaleBroker small 300x199 Dental Benefit Categories and CoveragesMany dental plans offer 3 classes or categories of coverage. Each class provides specific types of treatment and typically covers those treatments at a certain percentage. (more…)

  3. Hooray for National Tooth Fairy Day!

    August 21, 2014

    girl missing teeth smaller 300x200 Hooray for National Tooth Fairy Day!On August 22nd we celebrate everyone’s favorite tooth-collector – the Tooth Fairy! And because she’s so nice, we celebrate her twice! National Tooth Fairy Day also occurs in February. The Tooth Fairy must be a pretty big deal to have two holidays in a year. Well, she is! (more…)

  4. Choosing the Right Dental Plan for Employees

    August 19, 2014

    Business Man Woman Standing smaller 300x199 Choosing the Right Dental Plan for EmployeesYou’re finally ready to choose a dental plan for your employees – you’ve made a great decision! A majority of consumers consider dental benefits to be a “very important” part of the essential benefits package. Choosing a dental plan can be a confusing and complicated task, even to a seasoned business owner. The best plan for one company might not necessarily be the best plan for another. But what factors should you consider? (more…)

  5. From the Faucet: 3 Reasons to Choose Tap Water

    August 14, 2014

    Woman Drinking Water From Glass smaller 200x300 From the Faucet: 3 Reasons to Choose Tap WaterAs the dog days of summer are in full swing, it’s necessary to keep hydrated in order to help your body function properly. Your blood pumps easier, and your body is able to remove waste more effectively when you drink an adequate amount of liquid. (more…)

  6. Sink Your Teeth into Shark Week

    August 12, 2014

    iStock 000024101369Small Sink Your Teeth into Shark Week
    Cue the Jaws music because Shark Week is well underway! Sharks are the ocean’s top predators, thanks in most part to their enormous and powerful chompers. It’s obvious that shark’s teeth are different from our teeth…but just how different? These unbelievable shark teeth facts will give you something to chew on.


  7. Healthiest State Initiative

    August 7, 2014

    40 somethings making dinner smaller Healthiest State Initiative40 somethings making dinner smaller jpeg 300x200 Healthiest State InitiativeIowans are on a mission, and we won’t stop until we are successful! Thanks to current Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa is striving to become the healthiest state in the nation by 2016.


  8. 5 Reasons to Floss like a Boss

    August 5, 2014

    floss guy white 300x199 5 Reasons to Floss like a BossAre you worried your dental hygienist will ask if you floss, or worse, that she already knows you don’t? Your teeth and gums don’t lie. Here are five reasons to change your ways and get in the habit of flossing like a boss.


  9. Keep Your Smile Healthy During Pregnancy

    July 29, 2014

    pregnant at dentist gloves 300x200 Keep Your Smile Healthy During PregnancyCongratulations, you’re expecting a baby! It’s time to take special care of your body – and your smile.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit your dentist before you got pregnant, go now. Dental cleanings and treatments are safe and encouraged for pregnant women. (more…)

  10. Iowa State Fair Giveaway!

    July 24, 2014

     Iowa State Fair Giveaway!‘Iowa State Fair – Nothing Compares’

    Isn’t that the truth?! With grandstand performances by big-name bands like Chevelle and Lady Antebellum, the 2014 Iowa State Fair is looking better than ever. Whether you’re looking forward to the food, rides, competitions or music, Delta Dental of Iowa wants to help you get there… for FREE! (more…)

  11. Relieve Cranky Canker Sores

    July 22, 2014

    woman sticking out tongue 300x199 Relieve Cranky Canker SoresIf you’ve ever had a canker sore, you’re not alone. In fact, more than half of the population regularly experiences these small, but painful ulcers. Less than one centimeter in diameter, canker sores often affect the soft areas of the mouth, including the tongue, cheek, and lips. (more…)

  12. Why You Need Dental Insurance

    July 17, 2014

    meeting the dentist 300x199 Why You Need Dental InsuranceLooking for ways to keep your family healthy? Good food, exercise, and regular doctor checkups are important. But, so is dental insurance. Regular dental visits keep both your teeth and body healthy. (more…)