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 Building partnerships to improve and advance oral health through care, education and training.
MobileSmiles Oklahoma is a major program of the Oklahoma Dental Foundation
Contact Information
Contact Name John Wilguess
Contact email jwilguess@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 https://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 $1,740,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,638,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1959
IRS Ruling Year 1963
State Registration Expiration Oct 2018
Mission Building partnerships to improve and advance oral health through care, education and training.

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.

Impact The ODF puts a focus on charitable dental care throughout the state.  In 2019, MobileSmiles treated nearly 2,500 patients from border to border.  The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy, with some 2,400 volunteers, treated almost 1,243 patients during the event in Stillwater in February 2020. The total value of charitable dental care through OKMOM in 2020 was $1,483,735, offering each patient an average of $1,193.  Every non-profit partner of the ODF reports that the single most difficult service for them to provide their clients is dental care.  The ODF and its programs help to fill the void.
Needs Through our MobileSmiles program, we are often working with those in the most extreme poverty and greatest dental need.  It is common to hear from students that, if they have a toothbrush at home, that they share it with other family members!  For general support, MobileSmiles would be grateful for toothbrushes and toothpaste to distribute to patients seen on board the MobileSmiles unit.
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.
Description The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy, or OkMOM, is a two-day, free dental clinic offering treatment to patients who 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, restorations, pediatrics and hygiene. Each year, thousands of OkMOM volunteers anticipate treating as many patients as possible over the course of the clinic (nearly 1,000 per day).
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent At-Risk Populations Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Annually, more than 400 volunteers dentists bring their staffs to work alongside another 1,200 lay volunteers to assure that treatment can occur with dignity, respect and quality.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy is managed by a Steering Committee composed of leaders of the Oklahoma Dental Association, the Oklahoma Dental Foundation and the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. The OKMOM clinic opens on the first day at 6:00 a.m. By that time, hundreds of Oklahomans are lined up to be treated - the majority sleeping overnight on concrete floors to be sure they would be able to be treated. Program success will come when Oklahomans do not need to wait overnight for basic dental care.

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.

Senior Staff
John WilguessExecutive Director
Number of Full-time Staff 5
Number of Part-time Staff 5
Number of Contract Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 2400
Staff Retention Rate 90
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 3
Native American/American Indian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 8
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2017
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Oklahoma Dental Foundation programs are built on a foundation of collaborative partnerships. Through these, we believe that we best fulfill our mission to assist with dental care by helping partner organizations fulfill their mission of caring for their clients. In every setting, community, county of the state, we only operate through the partnerships of other non-profits, churches and schools - organizations which best know their community and the needs that exist there for dental care.
Oklahoma Public Health Association2012
National Association of Free Clinics2012
Partnership AwardSchools for Healthy Lifestyles2009
Organizational Guardian AngelLatino Community Development Agency2008
Champion of the UninsuredBlue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma2007
Board Chair
Name Dr. Michael McKinney DDS
Company Affiliation Sandstone Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Term Jan 2020 to Dec 2021
Email mckinney.oms@gmail.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2020
Board of Directors List
Dr. Justin Beasley DDSVoting
Dr. Brian Blankenship DDSVoting
Dr. Matt Gray DDSVoting
Ms. Amy HallBank SNB, EdmondVoting
Dr. Mathew Hookom DDSVoting
Dr. Scott Hubbard DDSHubbard OrthodonticsVoting
Dr. Eugenia Johnson DDSGreen Country EndodonticsVoting
Dr. Mitchell Kramer DDSEdmond Family Dental DesignsVoting
Mr. Michael LevineFirst Liberty BankVoting
Dr. Juan Lopez DDSLawton Cosmetic DentistryVoting
Dr. Michael McKinney DDSVoting
Dr. Dan McNair DDSDrumright Dental CenterVoting
Mr. Jason OsbornValliance BankVoting
Ms. Shelly ShortZum Wohl, LLCVoting
Dr. Ronald Winder DDSRetiredVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Program / Program Planning
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,740,000
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 Year201820172016
Total Revenue$1,104,227$1,409,633$1,419,128
Total Expenses$1,397,717$1,411,222$1,566,283
Revenue Less Expenses($293,490)($1,589)($147,155)
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$145,928$155,802$149,565
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$5,364$6,157$5,098
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events----$13,458
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,106,483$1,098,253$1,254,036
Administration Expense$174,350$193,694$189,474
Fundraising Expense$116,884$119,275$122,773
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.791.000.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%78%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue24%16%18%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$835,809$1,107,726$1,098,734
Current Assets$726,477$975,731$641,817
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$91,398$69,825$59,244
Total Net Assets$744,411$1,037,901$1,039,490
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.9513.9710.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $483,123Contributions $752,223Contributions $690,333
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $469,812Earned Revenue $495,451Earned Revenue $560,674
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $145,928Gov't Unspecified $155,802Govt - Unspecified $149,565
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Note 1:  We have requested from this organization their 2018 audit.   When it is received, it will be uploaded as soon as possible. 

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

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Address 317 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Primary Phone 405 241-1299
Contact Email jwilguess@okdf.org
Give with Credit Card https://www.okdf.org
CEO/Executive Director John Wilguess
Board Chair Dr. Michael McKinney
Board Chair Company Affiliation Sandstone Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery