Our History

Delta Dental of Oklahoma is a not-for-profit corporation that has provided dental health benefits for companies headquartered in Oklahoma since 1973. More >

Since establishing its Foundation in 1998, Delta Dental of Oklahoma has contributed more than $20 million to provide oral health education and access to dental care to underserved and vulnerable Oklahomans.

Our History


1998 Delta Dental of Oklahoma (DDOK) establishes the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Charitable Foundation. The company funds the Foundation by contributing 10 percent of its net contribution to reserves (NCR) each year.
1999 The Foundation awards its first grant:  $10,000 to D-DENT.
2000 The Foundation launches its Captain Supertooth program for K-3rd grade students.
2001 The Foundation establishes an annual scholarship fund at the OU College of Dentistry.
2002 DDOK increases its annual donation to 20 percent of its NCR.
2002 The Foundation awards its first grant to a free clinic: $14,500 to Good Shepherd Clinic in OKC.
2009 DDOK increases its annual donation to 50 percent of its NCR based on three-year rolling average and hires a full-time foundation manager.
2010 The Foundation fully funds the first ever Oklahoma Mission of Mercy with a $150,000 grant and partners with Oklahoma Dental Association and Oklahoma Dental Foundation to conduct annual OkMOM events across the state.
2011 Name changes to Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation.
2015 The Foundation launches its school-based sealant pilot program.
2016 Establishes pre-dentistry scholarship endowments at East Central University (Ada), University of Cental Oklahoma (Edmond), and University of Oklahoma (Norman).
2017 Launches its MouthScience oral health education program for 4-6 grade students.
2018 Establishes pre-dentistry scholarship endowments at Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) and Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant).
2018 The Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary and shortens name to Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation.
2021 The Foundation makes a $2 million donation to the OU College of Dentistry for the establishment of a Comprehensive Dental Care Clinic on the OU Tulsa campus.
2022 The Delta Dental of Oklahoma board of directors votes to contribute 100 percent of annual contribution to reserves to its Foundation.
2023 The Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary and launches the Delta Dental Cavity Prevention Network to conduct and support school-based sealant clinics throughout the state.


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