The Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation recently announced 30 statewide grant recipients for free and low-cost dental clinics, dental education programs and various oral health initiatives.
The 2011 grants totaling $1 million included $45,000 and a $5,000 challenge grant to the Neighborhood Services Organization Dental Clinic in Oklahoma.
Several organizations receiving funding for the first time include the Guymon Community Enrichment Foundation for Varnish Oklahoma, Green Country Free Dental Clinic in Bartlesville, Rose State College Dental Hygiene Children's Clinic in Midwest City and Western Oklahoma Family Care Center in Elk City. A list of the grant recipients can be found at www.DDOK
â€œThe Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation is a dedicated partner in helping strengthen our ability to fulfill our mission of advantaging the disadvantaged,â€ said Stacey Ninness, executive director of the Neighborhood Services Organization. â€œOwning our building and receiving grants and donations allows us to provide a full service clinic that makes preventive and restorative care affordable with little to no overhead costs.â€