Oklahoma Dental Foundation
317 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73104
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Dental Foundation
Mission Statement Eliminating barriers to oral health care for Oklahomans.
Contact Information
Contact Name Susan Hoover
Contact email shoover@okdf.org
Address 317 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone (405) 241-1299
Fax 405-241-1260
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.okdf.org
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Donate: You can mail a check to our address, or donate using our website www.okdf.org. 
Support: Do you know of a community in need of free dental care? You can help! Give us a call to find out how.
Volunteer: We are always looking for volunteer dental professionals or dental students from across the state! You can help in our office in Oklahoma City, or volunteer on our mobile dental unit as it travels from city to city. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,740.00
Projected Expenses $1,638,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1959
IRS Ruling Year 1963
State Registration Expiration Oct 2012
Mission Eliminating barriers to oral health care for Oklahomans.

The Oklahoma Dental Foundation began as a vehicle to “carry the proper dental health story to the people of Oklahoma.” It’s quite fitting that Bert L. Castleberry, founding board member of the ODF, used the “vehicle” in his speech announcing the Foundation’s incorporation, because the Foundation has become, literally, a vehicle for dentistry today as it provides dental education and care throughout the state with mobile dental services.


The ODF was created in 1959 as an outgrowth of the Oklahoma Dental Association.  Dentists across the state, consistently throughout 1957, ’58 and ’59 reflected on the success of the so-called “Polio Drive” as a measure for how Oklahoma might be made aware of the need for increased oral health care.  From the Journal of the Oklahoma Dental Association, April 1959:


“ . . . medical science would still be groping in the dark search for victory (over polio), had it not been for the United Support of the Public.  What brought about this keen public interest?   Was it the mere fact that polio was an extremely ugly and crippling disease that so often struck the children of our country?  Of course, the telltale crippling effects of the disease was a psychological factor, but the tactical differential between victory and defeat was the cleaver utilization of great and concentrated ‘Fire Power.’  The Big Guns, if you please, the ability of the Polio Campaign leaders to win the battle of public acclaim.  (What assured victory over polio was) . . .The ability to inform, persuade, and motivate a great mass of people to champion a common cause. Is there a lesson for dentistry in the polio effort . . .?  Oklahoma Dentistry . . . must adopt a sustained Dental Health Educational Program that will literally saturate the citizenry of Oklahoma.  When this effort becomes a reality, you will have then ethically declared yourselves to be a participant in the fine art of amassing ‘FIRE POWER’ (for all Oklahoma citizens).”


Now, more than 50 years later, the ODF continues its mission on behalf of the dental health of Oklahomans. There are three significant issues behind the problem of poor oral health in the state that the ODF has attempted to address:  access to care (the ability to get to a dentist), affordability and the belief that oral health is important to one’s overall health.  To that end, in 2005, the ODF Board made the decision to purchase two 5th wheel trailers, outfitted as dentist offices, to remove physical barriers to a prospective patient from receiving care and to provide care a little to no cost.  The program provided a blueprint for the more successful program currently operated by the ODF, a Winnebago, completely outfitted with two operatories, allowing multiple dentists to work together. 


The ODF now travels to dozens of counties across the state each year, utilizing an involved site partner who publicizes the Mobile Dental Unit (MDU), recruits patients, screens prospective patients, schedules the patient and generally allows the MDU to pull up, plug in and begin taking care of patients. 


Since its first days, the ODF has fought for oral health education, access to care and research using various means. It has achieved its mission by offering essential dental education and continuing education courses to dental professionals and providing life-changing dental treatment and oral health education to Oklahomans in need. 

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Our program serves the entire state of Oklahoma. 

Thousands of Oklahomans have untreated dental needs and have gone too long without access to adequate dental care. MobileSmiles was created to address this need. The mobile dental van is a fully equipped, modern dental office on wheels, designed to provide care throughout the State of Oklahoma. This program is a partnership of the Oklahoma Dental Foundation and Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation.


There is an increasing need in the State of Oklahoma to reach out to underserved populations that are not currently receiving dental care –in particular those who cannot afford care, and those who must travel too great a distance to make dental care possible. The Access to Care initiative of the Oklahoma Dental Foundation seeks to reach those who fall in these categories through the Mobile Dental Care Program. 


Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Children and adults who were living with dental pain, which caused them to miss school, work, sleep or other daily habits, now live pain-free. Oral hygiene instructions like brushing techniques, flossing and food choice all also addressed while patients are on our mobile dental units.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
Since its inception in 2006, more than 11,500 patients have received dental services through our program throughout Oklahoma. Over $1.8 million in donated dentistry has been provided.

OkMOM is two days of absolutely FREE dental care to all who come! OkMOM will be a 90-chair, fully-functional dental facility. There will be no eligibility or income requirements. OkMOM will serve both children and adults and it will be on a first-come, first-served basis; appointments will not be accepted. An anticipated 1,000 patients will be treated each of the two days. Oklahoma is the 14th state to launch a dental mission of mercy.

Population Served General Public/Unspecified Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Description The ODF facilitates many continuing education courses for dental assistants and hygienists around the state every year. We provide these professionals further education and certifications to advance their careers. Many of our courses are taught by faculty from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.
Population Served General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director John Wilguess
Start Date June 2011
Email jwilguess@okdf.org

As Executive Director of the ODF, John works to support the outreach, educational efforts and programming of the staff, develop the resources for building programs and ensure the Board of Trustees continues to equip the ODF to provide better oral health for all Oklahomans.


A graduate of Oklahoma State University, he has been married to Teresa since 1989 and lives in Oklahoma City with their two children:  Victoria and Landon.


Prior to joining the ODF, John was the Executive Director of Safe Kids Oklahoma. He has been the owner of Alliance Resource Group, Inc., a consulting company specializing in not-for-profit fund development, board training, marketing and public relations. He has worked with non-profits and political campaigns throughout Oklahoma and across the nation since 1986. 


His prior employment also includes: Vice-President for Civic Affair at Oklahoma Christian University and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum where he was in charge of fundraising.


John is a deacon in his church and has been the Missions Ministry Director since 2009 with mission outreach efforts in 15 nations and a worldwide budget of nearly $2.5 million.  

Number of Full-time Staff 5
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 10
Number of Volunteers 608
Staff Retention Rate 80
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 5
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2012
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Oklahoma Public Health Association2012
Partnership AwardSchools for Healthy Lifestyles2009
Organizational Guardian AngelLatino Community Development Agency2008
Champion of the UninsuredBlue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma2007
Board Chair
Name Dr. William Wynn DDS
Company Affiliation Eastern Oklahoma Endodontics
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Mr. Jesse Cowan Valliance Bank, EdmondVoting
Mr. Dunn Cumby DDSPrivate Practice/University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry - Community DentistryVoting
Ms. Amy Hall Bank SNB, EdmondVoting
Mr. Kevin Haney DDSUniversity of Oklahoma College of Dentistry - Pediatric Dentistry DepartmentVoting
Dr. Edward Harroz Edward Harroz DentistryVoting
Dr. Kathy Henry DDSPrivate PracticeVoting
Ms. Grace Holden CDAOklahoma Dental Assistants AssociationVoting
Dr. Scott Hubbard Hubbard OrthodonticsVoting
Dr. Eugenia Johnson Green Country EndodonticsVoting
Mr. Robert Lamb DDSPrivate Practice - Oral SurgeonVoting
Dr. Daryn Lu Family Dental of ShawneeVoting
Mr. Terry Saunders Patterson DentalVoting
Mr. Jess Webber Jameson ManagementVoting
Mr. Greg Wedel CPAWedel, Rahill & AssociatesVoting
Dr. Ronald Winder RetiredVoting
Mr. Paul Woody CPAWoody & AssociatesVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 3
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Program / Program Planning
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,740
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,638,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$1,203,183$1,122,981$1,533,957
Total Expenses$1,418,545$1,252,749$1,418,665
Revenue Less Expenses($215,362)($129,768)$115,292
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$167,600$186,750$0
Individual Contributions$538,806$505,012$111,971
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,208$3,286$3,416
Unrealized Gain/Loss--$38,000--
Membership Dues------
Special Events$6,000$13,283$9,395
Revenue In-Kind----$374,400
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,185,699$1,029,360$1,215,005
Administration Expense$145,410$140,930$107,344
Fundraising Expense$87,436$82,459$96,316
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.850.901.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%82%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%12%15%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,290,893$1,486,646$1,619,927
Current Assets$1,082,666$1,155,246$1,221,917
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$104,248$84,639$88,152
Total Net Assets$1,186,645$1,402,007$1,531,775
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.3913.6513.86
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $538,806Individuals $505,012Foundation & Corporations $519,620
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $497,569Earned Revenue $376,650Earned Revenue $515,155
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $167,600Govt - Unspecified $186,750Revenue In-Kind $374,400
Endowment? No
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
CY2015 and 2014 financial summaries are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. CY2013 is from their audited financial statements. Therefore, you may see some discrepancies in the breakout of revenue, expenses, totals assets and/or net assets going from the audited financials to the Form 990s.
Note 1:  There was a $10,000 prior period adjustment loss, which the total revenue was reduced by the amount and shown as "Other Revenue" in order to have the net assets roll properly.

Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address 317 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Primary Phone 405 241-1299
Contact Email shoover@okdf.org
Give with Credit Card http://www.okdf.org
CEO/Executive Director John Wilguess
Board Chair Dr. William Wynn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Eastern Oklahoma Endodontics