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News Releases

The 7th Annual OK Mission of Mercy

February, 2016
The two-day free dental clinic for people of all ages set an Oklahoma Mission of Mercy record for total amount of donated dental care with $1,716,687 surpassing last year’s total of $1.5 million. The event offered cleanings, fillings, extractions and anterior root canals at no cost to patients. 11,027 procedures were performed for 1,576 patients by more than 2,000 volunteer dental and general professionals. Download


 

Oral Health Tips during the Holiday Season

October, 2015

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with that, comes gatherings that tempt Oklahomans to eat more. The Oklahoma Dental Association recommends following good oral health habits to help keep teeth healthy and cavity-free during the sweetest times of the year. Download


Untreated tooth decay can cause students to miss school 

August, 2015
Statistics show that dental caries, the disease that causes tooth decay, is the most common chronic childhood disease in the United States, according to the American Dental Association (ADA)1. If left untreated dental decay can cause significant tooth pain and eating problems - all of which can prevent children from focusing in school. Early detection of tooth decay is vital so children’s teeth will remain healthy, thus reducing emergency visits to the dentist or ER, avoiding unnecessary pain and keeping treatment costs low. Download


 

Dr. Larson R. Keso Receives the 2015 James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Orthodontists

May, 2015

Larson R. Keso,DDS, MS, an orthodontist practicing in Oklahoma City, is the recipient of the 2015 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes members who have made exemplary contributions to the profession. Download



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