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Untreated tooth decay can cause students to miss school
Oklahoma Dental Association Encourages Parents to take Children to Dentist 

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


Crossings Community Clinic Provides Hope to Oklahomans In Need

March, 2015
Medical clinic provides free dental services for uninsured or otherwise without access to primary care.  Download

The Sixth Annual OK Mission of Mercy

January, 2015
A free two-day dental clinic for people of all ages to take place February
6 & 7 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, OK.  Download


The 108th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association begins term as 2014-2015 President

May 5, 2014

The Oklahoma Dental Association is proud to welcome Dr. Matthew Cohlmia as the 108th ODA President. He will serve a one-year term, ending April 30, 2015.  Download

Dr. Tamara BergDr. Tamara Berg is Changing Women's Lives through Smiles for Success Foundation

March 10, 2014
Dr. Tamara Berg has been donating dental services to women in transition from welfare to work through the Smiles for Success Foundation for more than 12 years. Before receiving dental treatment, a job interview for these women may have meant self-consciousness, embarrassment and pain as they attempted to hide decayed, missing or damaged teeth.   Download

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