Delta Dental of Oklahoma and the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation have provided funding for a new scholarship at Cameron University in Lawton.
“One of the many ways Delta Dental of Oklahoma fulfills its mission to advance the oral wellness of all Oklahomans is supporting the education of future dental professionals,” said Terrisa Singleton, Director of the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation. “Oklahoma needs dentists and dental hygienists practicing in our state in order for patients to access necessary dental care and services.”
In addition to awarding scholarships to students pursuing dental and dental hygiene degrees at the OU College of Dentistry, our state’s only dental college, Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its Foundation support undergraduate students planning to enter the profession of dentistry.
Cameron University is the ninth Oklahoma university where DDOK has a fully endowed pre-dentistry scholarship. DDOK and its Foundation are on track to have an endowed scholarship at every state university with a Pre-Dentistry track (or equivalent) by the end of 2023.
“This gift from Delta Dental of Oklahoma eases the financial burden of students who plan to pursue a career in dentistry,” says Tiffany Smith, Director of Development at Cameron University. “Numerous Cameron graduates who have earned degrees in either biology or chemistry operate dental practices throughout Oklahoma, and this endowment will boost those numbers. The Cameron University Foundation is grateful Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its foundation are invested in making a positive impact for Cameron students in perpetuity.”
For more information about the DDOK Foundation, please visit DDOKFoundation.org.