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Delta Dental donates $200K grant to Genesis for dental research

Genesis health system is working to stop the spread of infection in the hospital.

QUAD CITIES-- Genesis health system is working to stop the spread of infection in the hospital.

Delta Dental gave Genesis a grant worth more than $200,000 today.  The money will go towards a two-year study on how to improve oral health in patients.

Patients will receive oral hygiene kits. Nurses say a lack of oral health care often leads to more serious illnesses like pneumonia.

The program is expected to be fully underway in February.