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The 114th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

The 114th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

07/27/2020
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) is proud to announce that Paul Mullasseril, DDS will serve as the 114th ODA President. Dr. Mullasseril will serve a one-year term, ending April 10, 2021. Read More
ODA Honors Members with Annual Awards

ODA Honors Members with Annual Awards

04/01/2020
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) was proud to award member dentists with the 2020 Awards. Read More
All ODA Press Releases on COVID-19

All ODA Press Releases on COVID-19

03/17/2020
Read the ODA communications team's press releases concerning all COVID-19 updates Read More
The 113th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

The 113th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

05/10/2019
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) is proud to announce that Daniel Wilguess, DDS will serve as the 113th ODA President. Dr. Wilguess will serve a one-year term, ending April 30, 2020. Read More
ODA Honors Members with Annual Awards

ODA Honors Members with Annual Awards

04/01/2019
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) was proud to award member dentists with the 2019 Awards. Read More
Dentists Donated Dental Care to Patients at the 10th Annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy in Oklahoma City

Dentists Donated Dental Care to Patients at the 10th Annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy in Oklahoma City

02/12/2019
The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy announced the results from the 10th annual event in Oklahoma City, where Oklahoma Dental Association members were among dental professionals who donated services. Read More
Oklahoma Mission of Mercy 10th Annual Clinic

Oklahoma Mission of Mercy 10th Annual Clinic

02/12/2019
Oklahoma Dentists Volunteered Their Time at the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy 10th Annual Clinic Read More
Tenth Annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy Event Announced

Tenth Annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy Event Announced

01/18/2019
The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy announced its tenth annual event, a free two-day dental clinic for people of all ages. Oklahoma City will host this year’s event at the Oklahoma Expo Hall at the OK State Fair Park on February 1 and 2 Read More

Volunteers Needed in Oklahoma City for the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy

10/15/2018
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) is seeking volunteers of all backgrounds, training and experience for the 10th annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) on February 1-2, 2019, in the Oklahoma Expo Hall at State Fair Park. Read More
June is Oral Health Month

June is Oral Health Month

06/08/2018
Summer is the best time for new adventures and family time. Why not make one of those adventures about you and your family’s dental health? The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) are urging Oklahomans to maintain their oral health by visiting an ODA/ADA member dentist. Read More
The 112th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

The 112th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

04/25/2018
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) is proud to announce that Shannon Griffin, DMD will serve as the 112th ODA President. Dr. She will serve a one-year term, ending April 30, 2019. Read More
ODA Honors Members with Annual Awards

ODA Honors Members with Annual Awards

04/21/2018
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) was proud to award member dentists with the 2018 Awards. All awards were given during the ODA President’s Dinner on April 21 in Oklahoma City. Read More

Dentists Donated Dental Care to Patients at Oklahoma Mission of Mercy in Durant

02/24/2018
The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy announced the results from the ninth annual event in Durant, where Oklahoma Dental Association members were among dental professionals who donated services. The two-day free dental clinic for people of all ages, the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) provided $1,157,501 in donated dental care. Read More

Volunteers Needed in Durant for the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy

10/16/2017
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA)is seeking volunteers of all backgrounds, training and experience for the ninth annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) on February 2-3, 2018, at the Choctaw Event Center. Read More
The 111th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

The 111th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

05/17/2017
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) is proud to announce that Juan R. Lopez, DDS will serve as the 111th ODA President. Dr. He will serve a one-year term, ending April 30, 2018. Read More
ODA Honors Members with Annual Awards

ODA Honors Members with Annual Awards

04/29/2017
The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) was proud to award member dentists with the 2017 Awards. All awards were given during the 2017 ODA President’s Dinner on April 29 in Tulsa. Read More

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

02/10/2017
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. Read More

Ninth Annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy Event Announced

01/25/2017
The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy announced its ninth annual event, a free two-day dental clinic for people of all ages. Durant will host this year’s event at the Choctaw Event Center on February 2 and 3. Read More

Eighth Annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy Event Announced

01/23/2017
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. Read More
Make it a Priority to Visit a Dentist in 2017

Make it a Priority to Visit a Dentist in 2017

01/10/2017
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. Read More
Okmulgee Dentist Gives Car to a Single Mother

Okmulgee Dentist Gives Car to a Single Mother

10/27/2016
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. Read More
Celebrate National Brush Day on November 1

Celebrate National Brush Day on November 1

10/27/2016
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. Read More
Oklahoma Dentist Selected for an American Dental Association National Leadership Class

Oklahoma Dentist Selected for an American Dental Association National Leadership Class

10/19/2016
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. Read More
Volunteers Needed in Woodward for Free Dental Clinic

Volunteers Needed in Woodward for Free Dental Clinic

10/16/2016
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. Read More
The 110th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

The 110th President of the Oklahoma Dental Association Installed

05/03/2016
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. Read More
The 7th Annual OK Mission of Mercy

The 7th Annual OK Mission of Mercy

02/01/2016
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. Read More
Untreated tooth decay can cause students to miss school

Untreated tooth decay can cause students to miss school

08/01/2015
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. Read More
Dr. Larson R. Keso Receives the 2015 James E. Brophy Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Orthodon

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

05/01/2015
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. Read More
The 6th Annual OK Mission of Mercy

The 6th Annual OK Mission of Mercy

02/01/2015
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. Read More