The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy recently announced the final numbers from its tenth annual event in Oklahoma City, where Oklahoma Dental Association members and Muskogee residents Drs. Moiz Horani and Dennis Weibel were among the dental professionals who donated services.
The two-day free dental clinic for individuals of all ages provided $1,512,266 in donated dental care. These donated treatments included cleanings, fillings extractions, root canals on front teeth and additional ways to improve the smile line at no cost to patients.
Volunteers performed dental procedures for 1,684 patients, averaging $898 of donated dental care per patient.
The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy is the only option for some to receive dental care. About half of Oklahomans do not have dental insurance and many have tremendous barriers to care, said Delta Dental of Oklahoma President and CEO John Gladden.