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    OkMOM Provides Free Dental Care in Stillwater

    Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OkMOM) was held at the Payne County Expo Center in Stillwater February 7-8.

    OkMOM is a two-day clinic designed to meet the critical needs of dental patients of all ages by providing dental care at no charge.

    More than 2,000 dental professionals and general volunteers provided free care to 1,243 patients at the event. Delta Dental of Oklahoma had more than 40 employees volunteer their time onsite this year.

    “For many of our patients, the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy is a life-changing event,” said Delta Dental of Oklahoma President and CEO John Gladden. “More than twelve hundred patients walked out of our clinic in Stillwater no longer in pain, with a healthier mouth and improved quality of life. We also guided them to resources that will help them maintain their dental health.”

    Dr. Daniel Wilguess of Edmond Family Dental Designs and Dr. Chris Leslie of Cornerstone Family Dentistry in Stillwater served as chairs for the 2020 OkMOM.

    “The 11th annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy was a huge success, thanks to the hundreds of dental professionals and general volunteers who donated their time and skills to provide care to Oklahomans in need,” said Dr. Daniel Wilguess, Oklahoma Dental Association president and 2020 Oklahoma Mission of Mercy co-chair. “Year after year this event brings volunteers together to serve communities and alleviate pain to those in need by providing critical care, while educating patients on how to prioritize oral health in the future.”

    Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation, the Oklahoma Dental Association and the Oklahoma Dental Foundation are co-producers of the event, providing leadership and resources to ensure everything runs smoothly each year. Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its Foundation donated more than $120,000 to underwrite the event.

    Learn more in this story from KFOR.

    Mark you calendars for OkMOM in Shawnee February 12 and 13, 2021.