As a not-for-profit dental benefits company, Delta Dental of Oklahoma's mission is to improve the oral health of all Oklahomans. Through the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation, Delta Dental invests in programs committed to oral health education and access to dental care throughout the state.

2022 Impact Report

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In 2022, Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation donated $2,212,240 to 52 programs across the state, with almost 70 percent of this funding dedicated to providing dental treatment to underserved and vulnerable populations. See list of all 2022 grant recipients>


Grants to Free Clinics & Programs

In 2022, DDOK Foundation awarded $1,358,838 in grants to clinics and programs that provide free dental care to underserved and vulnerable populations.


COVID-19 Dental Emergency Program

In 2022, DDOK Foundation continued our program to divert dental patients away from hospital emergency departments (EDs) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our Dental Care Navigators helped connect patients to the best resources for their needs. Our Dental Emergency Fund covered the costs required to help qualifying, low-income patients access treatment.

Mouthguard Program

In 2022, we launched our Mouthguard Pilot Program and provided 16,092 free mouthguards to athletes ages 10 and under who participate in organized sports leagues throughout Oklahoma. In 2023, we will offer the free mouthguards to student athletes ages 18 and under throughout the state.


Oral Health Education

Our Captain Supertooth visits schools and events across the state, teaching kids in Pre-K through third grade about good oral health habits.


The MouthScience Kit helps students use basic science and math skills to see and understand the correlation of sugar and acid to tooth decay. Complete with toothbrushes, pH strips, lab sheets, gift card, paper towels, small cups with lids and step-by-step directions for teachers.




Eleven (11) outstanding dental students who plan to practice in Oklahoma received $10,000 scholarships from the Delta Dental Scholarship Fund at the OU College of Dentistry. Since 2001, more than $1.1 million has been awarded to OUCOD students from DDOKF.

2022 Recipients:
Joseph Acquaviva – OKC
Alexandra Ahearn – OKC
Cayli Cohrs – Elmore City
Riley Crismon – Tulsa
Sharice Davis – Midwest City
Jennifer Escobar – Yukon
Caroline Graham – Midwest City
David Gutierrez – Woodward
Manas Kommareddi – Tulsa
Cathy Mapes – Alva
Chandler Roof – Weatherford


Each year, DDOKF awards four (4) $2,000 scholarships to outstanding dental hygiene students. The scholarships are awarded to one (1) hygiene student at each of the four OU Dental Hygiene Programs located on the following campuses: OU College of Dentistry in Oklahoma City; Southern Oklahoma Technology Center in Ardmore; Tri-County Technology Center in Bartlesville; and Western Technology Center in Weatherford.

2022 Recipients:
Amisha Bhatt - Edmond
Kendall Schnoebelen - Mooreland
Jese Valeriano - Oakland
Paige Williams - Oklahoma City


We proudly support undergraduate students planning to enter the profession of dentistry by providing annual pre-dentistry scholarships at several state universities. Each of the following students received a $1,000 scholarship for the 2022-21 school year:

East Central University (Ada)
Carley Tatum

Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) 
Chloe Scheitzach

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford) 
Madison Paul

University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond) 
Jacqueline Hui

Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant) 
Madison Hunt

University of Oklahoma (Norman) 
Madeline Rogers

2022 Grant Recipients

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