Dentist for the Disabled and Elderly in Need of Treatment, Inc. (D-DENT) was founded in the Spring of 1986.  D-DENT is a 501©(3) entity as determined by the Federal IRS and is registered with the State of Oklahoma as a non-profit organization available to tax-deductible donations. 

D-DENT began its operation as a project of Variety Health Center, a United Way funded agency that agreed to serve as the fiscal agent for the D-DENT Program. Consequently, the D-DENT Program became its own agency on October 1, 1990 with a $100,000 grant from the Oklahoma State Legislature administered through the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Dental Division.  D-DENT is a three time recipient of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Champions of Health Award.   The first award was presented to D-DENT in 2006 was “CHAMPIONS OF SENIOR HEALTH,” for the work provided to uninsured, low-income seniors.  The second award was presented to D-DENT in 2011 was the “CHAMPIONS OF THE UNINSURED,” for the dental care D-DENT provides to uninsured, low-income veterans, and the third award was presented to D-DENT in 2015 was the “CHAMPIONS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH”. In 2012, D-DENT received the distinguished ONE (Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence) award as the winner of the Seniors category from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation & Herman Kaiser Foundation. In 2016, D-DENT received an award from Helpline 211 “Festival of Hope” for the work the volunteers perform to help improve the oral health of Oklahomans statewide.

Today, we celebrate 30 years of helping Oklahoma’s Dental professionals restore the oral health of Oklahomans in need.

           Celebrating 30 years helping dentists make a difference, one smile at a time.

Our mission is to help improve the oral health of Oklahomans in need by providing preventative dental education and free comprehensive dental care through a network of volunteer dentists.

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