University of Oklahoma Dental hygiene students and faculty from the SouthernTech site participated in the annual OkMOM event held in Stillwater on February 7th & 8th.
The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy is a two-day, free dental clinic offering treatment to patients that are uninsured, under-insured or would normally not have access to dental care. At the event, patients undergo a dental screening to identify their needs and determine a treatment plan. Each patient is then routed to the appropriate areas of the clinic: oral surgery, extractions, restoration, pediatrics, endodontics, hygiene, partials, etc. Each year, OkMOM volunteers anticipate treating as many as 1000 patients per day for the course of the clinic.
Christy McCullers, OU/SouthernTech Dental Hygiene Coordinator said, “Our students were on their feet working hard from 1-5:00 pm on Friday and from 5:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday. I was blown away to see their excitement in helping those in need!”
Next year, the event will be held in Shawnee.