Oklahoma Mission of Mercy

To see a 100-chair dental clinic materialize in a matter of hours — and  hundreds of volunteer dental professionals and lay volunteers from all over the state gather together in one place to ease pain and change lives — is nothing short of miraculous. And it’s a miracle we get to see every February in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Mission of Mercy

OkMOM


OkMOM is a two-day free dental clinic event designed to meet the critical needs of patients by providing donated dental care to as many adults and children as time and volunteers will allow. Treatment is given on a first-come, first-served basis and there is no eligibility or income requirement to seek treatment.


The event is a fully-functional dental facility with 100 patient chairs, and offers a variety of services including cleanings, fillings, extractions, limited anterior (front teeth) crowns, and very limited dental flippers (temporary replacement of front teeth).

Thanks to volunteer dental professionals and others, OkMOM has served a total of 14,454 patients across the state since 2010. OkMOM events have been held in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, McAlester, Lawton, Enid, Woodward, and Durant.

With an annual budget of about $150,000, each OkMOM event delivers more than $1.2 million worth of donated dental services!

OkMOM 2019

February 1 and 2, we celebrated OkMOM's tenth anniversary by serving 1,684 patients at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. More than $1.5 million worth of dental treatment was donated, made possible by 1,970 volunteers.

Celebrate Oklahoma Smiles by Kristopher Kanaly

For ten years, volunteer dental professionals and general volunteers have come together the first weekend of each February to provide free dental care to underserved Oklahomans. In its first decade, OkMOM delivered care to 16,138 patients valued at more than $12 million.
To commemorate this milestone, Delta Dental of Oklahoma commissioned a painting by Oklahoma City artist and muralist Kristopher Kanaly. “Celebrate Oklahoma Smiles” depicts healthy smiles amongst familiar Oklahoma landmarks and icons in Mr. Kanaly’s unique style of collage, ultra flat abstractions and high contrast colors. Mr. Kanaly is the founder of the Oklahoma Mural Syndicate and the lead curator of the Plaza Walls mural project, Oklahoma City’s premier outdoor gallery, and his murals can be found throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 

 

OkMOM 2020: Save the Date!

February 7 and 8, 2020
Stillwater, OK


Volunteers and patients can find details about the next Oklahoma Mission of Mercy at okmom.org.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation (DDOKF) is proud to partner with the Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) and the Oklahoma Dental Foundation (ODF) to produce this annual event. ODA organizes and operates the event and recruits crucial volunteers; and ODF serves as fiscal sponsor and raises local funds. DDOKF contributes $100,000 each year and dozens of Delta Dental employees volunteer. Thousands of dollars in cash, supplies, food, and other items are donated by generous sponsors.