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Dental Health Partnerships: Making a Difference . Presented by: Mac McCrory, Ed.D. Executive Director, Schools for Healthy Lifestyles John Wilguess Executive Director, Oklahoma Dental Foundation Casey Hale School Health Coordinator, Schools for Healthy Lifestyles.
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Making a Difference
Mac McCrory, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Schools for Healthy Lifestyles
Executive Director, Oklahoma Dental Foundation
School Health Coordinator, Schools for Healthy Lifestyles
To promote and maintain healthy lifestyle choices in Oklahoma through preventive, community-based school health education programs for students, their families, and faculty.
Outcome data over 17 year life of program
Voluntary (commitment & compliance)
Collaboration with many partners:
Program and Volunteer Highlights!
Second Mobile Unit Launches
Thanks to the generosity of Patterson Dental in OKC, MobileSmiles was able to distribute nearly 7,000 tooth brush kits and cases of bottled water to tornado-affected areas
Dental Assistant Tina Olmeda and Dr. James Palerino from the IHS Clinic helped us provide treatment
Damage at the El Reno Indian Health dental clinic from the May 31, 2013 tornado.
The OU College of Dentistry partnered with MobileSmiles and King’s Klinic to participate in OU’s annual Big Event,
April 4, 2014.
Over 30 people received free extractions that day!
Dr. Tiffany Lewis also treating a client from the Beautiful Dream Society
Dr. Mike Wallace with a client from the Beautiful Dream Society, a non-profit that helps rescue women from human trafficking in Oklahoma.
"We had a gentleman that had been in pain for three weeks and when he left he had a look of peace. There are 10 folks just like that everytime [you visit]."
- Marcus, Baptist Mission, OKC
"The patient population served are those most vulernable in our city. The care they received was desperately needed. Many were in pain and some need just enough help to maintain or gain employment."
- John, The Vine Church, OKC
"The individuals served would not have visited a dental office. They do not have the resources available and dental is low on their list of priorities."
- Royce, KI BOIS Community Action Foundation., Stigler
"I always feel that the benefit far exceeds the financial and human capital cost involved in bringing the mobile unit to our facility."
"I think it's a testament to the appreciated treatment when elementary aged patients ask me to tell the dentist 'thank you' because they forgot to!"
- Denice, Major County SoonerSUCCESS
We could not do what we do without you!