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Tina Evans
Director of Communications and Education
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News Releases

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, 2017
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

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. Full News Release

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

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