Dentists 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 spin-off of Variety Health Center. Eventually, D-DENT Program became its own agency 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 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 presented to D-DENT in 2015 was the “CHAMPIONS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH”.  In 2018, D-DENT was once again honored as one of the finalists for the prestigious Blue Cross Blue Shield Champions of Health Award.


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. This year, D-DENT volunteers were honored with the 2019 Blue Cros Blue Shield Champions of Health Rodney L. Huey Memorial Award. This award is a top honor for the Restorative Care Program with over 500 volunteer dentists, hygienists and dental assistants for their major and lasting contribution to the improvement of statewide health.


Today, we celebrate 33 years of helping Oklahoma’s Dental professionals restore the oral health of Oklahomans in need.

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 statewide network of volunteer dental professionals.

Celebrating 33 years of helping Oklahoma’s dentists improve the overall health and emotional health of those in need through the restoration of oral health.

D-DENT, Inc.

Dentists for the Disabled and Elderly in Need of Treatment

For more information, please call us at (405) 424-8092 (or 800) 522-9510

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