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ODA Media Contact

Tina Evans
Director of Communications and Education
Phone: 405.848.8873 or 800.876.8890
tevans@okda.org


2017 News Releases

Oklahoma Mission of Mercy provides more than $1.3 Million in Donated Dental Care in Woodward

February 10, 2017
The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy announced the results from last week’s eighth annual event in Woodward. The two-day free dental clinic for people of all ages, the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) provided $1,306,907 in donated dental care. The event offered cleanings, fillings, extractions and anterior root canals at no cost to patients. Volunteers performed 10,165 dental procedures for 1,322 patients, averaging $980 of dental care per patient. Full News Release

Eighth Annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy Event Announced

January 23, 2017
The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy announced its eighth annual event, a two-day dental clinic for people of all ages. Woodward will host this year’s event at the Woodward County Events Center on February 3 and 4. The event space will be transformed into a fully-functional dental facility with approximately 1,800 volunteer dental and general professionals offering a variety of services including cleanings, fillings, extractions and anterior root canals at no cost to patients. Full News Release


Make it a Priority to Visit a Dentist in 2017

January 10, 2017
With the New Year here, comes a fresh start to shape new healthy habits. The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) are urging Oklahomans to improve their oral health by visiting an ADA member dentist in 2017. Full News Release


2016 News Releases

Celebrate National Brush Day on November 1

October 27, 2016
The Oklahoma Dental Association recommends parents follow good oral health habits to help keep their family’s teeth healthy and cavity-free during one the sweetest times of the year, and year-round. Full News Release


Dr. Miranda Ruleford

Okmulgee Dentist Gives Car to a Single Mother

October 27, 2016
Dr. Miranda Ruleford, along with her Okmulgee Family Dentistry office staff and friends, purchased a car for a single mother of three who fled a dangerous situation with her ex-husband. Full News Release


Dr. Sneha Patel

Oklahoma Dentist Selected for an American Dental Association National Leadership Class

October 19, 2016
The American Dental Association (ADA) has selected Dr. Sneha Patel, a Yukon native, to participate in the 2016-17 class of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership. Full News Release


Volunteers Needed in Woodward for Free Dental Clinic

October 16, 2016
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) is seeking volunteers of all backgrounds, training and experience for the eighth annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) on February 3-4, 2017, at the Woodward County Fairgrounds. Full News Release


Dr. Edmund BralyThe 110th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

May 3, 2016
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) is proud to announce that M. Edmund Braly, DDS will serve as the 110th ODA President. He will serve a one-year term, ending April 30, 2017. Full News Release

 


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. Full News Release


2015 News Releases

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. Full News Release


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. Full News Release


The 6th Annual OK Mission of Mercy

February 2015
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 $1,525,657 surpassing last year’s total of $1.3 million. Full News Release

 


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