Dentists for the Disabled and Elderly in Need of Treatment
3000 United Founders Blvd. Suite 122
Oklahoma City OK 73112
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
D-DENT
Mission Statement The mission of D-DENT is to help improve the oral health of Oklahomans in need by providing oral health care education and comprehensive dental care, free of charge, through a network of volunteer dental professionals statewide.
Before & After
Contact Information
Contact Name Shirley Harris
Contact email d-dent@coxinet.net
Address 3000 United Founders Blvd. Suite 122
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone (405) 424-8092
Fax 405-286-4354
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mail a check to:
D-DENT, Inc.
3000 United Founders Blvd. Suite 122
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
 
In kind donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss.
 
Volunteer opportunities for dental professionals: dentists, dental hygienists, certified dental assistants and dental laboratories.
 
Sponsorship of annual fundraising events are available through our website at www.d-dentok.org.
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $469,982.00
Projected Expenses $494,982.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1986
IRS Ruling Year 1988
State Registration Expiration Sept 2020
Statements
Mission The mission of D-DENT is to help improve the oral health of Oklahomans in need by providing oral health care education and comprehensive dental care, free of charge, through a network of volunteer dental professionals statewide.
Background
D-DENT, Inc was established in 1986 by a group of volunteer dentists in Oklahoma City. In 1988, D-DENT incorporated and has continued to grow serving residents of all 77 counties in Oklahoma. Our mission is to improve the overall health of Oklahomans in need by providing free comprehensive dental care and preventive oral health care education outreach. This innovative organization mobilizes a statewide network of dentists who volunteer their time to serve Oklahoma’s most fragile citizens. Services are provided at no cost to clients who are accepted into the program. While dentists volunteer their services, D-DENT pays all the lab bills associated with the client’s treatment. These fees include dentures, partials, crowns, bridges, implants, biopsies and other items. This is possible thanks to the generosity of county funds, foundations, and United Way and private donations. D-DENT has grown from a single person office serving metropolitan Oklahoma City, to a statewide organization.
 
D-DENT’s Restorative program provides much needed restorative dental care through a network of volunteer dentists. In addition to this, D-DENT staff offers referrals to low-income dental clinics for people who do not meet our qualification guidelines ensuring that every person that reaches our organization receives either direct or indirect service.
Impact
D-DENT’s Restorative Care outcomes for the fiscal year 2018-2019
 
Outcome: People receive the dental care they otherwise would not have received, mouth restored to healthy condition.
 
Tool: Database. Log of charitable care provided by D-DENT volunteers in private dental clinic settings.
 
733 eligible applicants began receiving comprehensive dental care. $1,413,698 worth of donated comprehensive dental care was provided. In addition, the total donated dollar amount (discount provided for charitable cases) by the dental laboratories was $19,193.95.
 
Outcome: People have better overall health.
 
Tool: Patient Exit Interview Survey.
 
During Fiscal Year 2018-2019:
 
57% of the people served reported their EMOTIONAL health as fair or poor BEFORE receiving care through D-DENT.
 
98% reported their EMOTIONAL health as fair or better AFTER comprehensive dental care was completed, full mouth restored.
 
47% of the people served reported their OVERALL health as fair or poor BEFORE receiving care through D-DENT. 97% reported their OVERALL health as fair or better AFTER comprehensive dental care was completed, full mouth restored.
 
D-DENT's goal is to continue to build upon the extensive network of volunteer dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants, and continue increasing collaboration between dental organizations statewide in order to help disadvantaged Oklahomans receive much needed dental care.
Needs
1. Volunteer dentists are our most valuable assets and in high demand. We only ask that each volunteer help 1-4 patients per year in the comfort of their private dental clinics. D-DENT will cover the laboratory expense incurred for each case.
 
2. Laboratory fees are a great expense. We always welcome donations to help cover these fees.
 
3. Every year, D-DENT holds two major fundraisers:
 
A golf tournament, in honor of Sgt. J. Brandon Harris and the men and women fighting for our country. Sponsorships are available and range from $200 for a hole sponsorship to $5,000 for a Corporate Sponsorship.
 
The second event is Casino Night. Sponsorship for this event range from $100 to $5,000 for a Corporate Sponsorship.
CEO/Executive Director Statement When I first began, D-DENT was only able to serve 200-300 people per year. Today, our volunteer dentists serve between 670-800 people per year. D-DENT volunteer dentists don’t just take care of an emergency toothache; they actually restore the entire mouth, free of charge! Last Fiscal year, D-DENT volunteers donated over $1 million dollars’ worth of dental care. It might not seem like much to some, but I guarantee you, that for the recipients of care, it meant the world!
Board Chair Statement


Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide

All 77 counties in the state of Oklahoma, USA

Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Health Care/Community Clinics
Tertiary Organizational Category Health Care/Community Health Systems
Programs
Description
The Restorative Dental Care program matches volunteer dentists throughout the state with eligible clients. The dentists restore the oral health of each client in the comfort of their private clinics, free of charge.
 
To apply for this program you must submit an application, providing proof of income and eligibility. If eligible, applicants will be placed on a waiting list to be seen by a volunteer dentist.
 
To qualify to receive free comprehensive dental care through D-DENT, you must be:
 
Low-Income, uninsured and Elderly (60 and older)
OR
 
Low-Income, uninsured and Developmentally Disabled (Developmental disability is a term used to describe lifelong disabilities attributable to mental or physical impairments, manifested prior to age 22, such as Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Spinal Bifida.)
OR
 
Low-Income, uninsured, honorably discharged Veteran (with no dental care offered through the V.A.)
Applications to receive free comprehensive dental care are available by calling our office at 405-424-8092.
Strategy
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
People learn where they can get dental services.
 
Eligible clients are able to access dental services.
 
People learn what is necessary to maintain dental health.
 
People receive the dental care they otherwise would not have received, mouth restored to healthy condition.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. To help improve the overall health of uninsured, low-income Oklahomans by helping to improve their oral health.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Number of patients seen by Fiscal Year.
Total Donated Value.
Dental Surveys.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
1. People learn what is necessary to maintain dental health: 210 surveys returned. Of these, 83.3% of clients were observed to have learned how to maintain dental health.
 
2. People receive the dental care they otherwise would not have received, mouth restored to healthy condition:723 qualifying clients with no insurance and unable to afford low-barrier access to dental care were connected to D-DENT volunteer dentists and began the process of oral health restoration.
 
$1,257,000 worth of donated comprehensive dental care was provided during FY 2017-2018. In addition, the total donated dollar amount (discount provided for charitable cases) by the dental laboratories was $15,709.32.
 
3. People have better health overall:
  • Clients report 73% improvement in EMOTIONAL health after receiving comprehensive dental care.
  • Clients report 139% improvement in OVERALL health after receiving comprehensive dental care.
Description
The goals of the Oral Health Care Education Program are to affect knowledge and behaviors in order to increase understanding of importance of oral health as it relates to overall health by providing education to increase awareness of oral cancer; to provide information regarding controllable risk factors of oral cancer; to reduce barriers to care by providing on-site oral cancer screenings to low-income, uninsured populations. Through this program, a Registered Dental Hygienist provides free oral health care education in central Oklahoma to participants and caretakers in many settings such as group homes, senior nutrition centers, living centers, adult daycares, senior centers.
 
Among the topics are:
  • Impact of poor oral health.
  • Impact of nutrition on oral health.
  • Impact of medication on oral health.
  • One-on-one brushing techniques.
  • Oral Cancer Awareness education.
  • Oral Cancer screenings free of charge to all participants.
 
To inquire how to receive free oral health care education please call our office at 405-424-8092.
Strategy
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
1. Dental professionals become proactive in educating the public about oral cancer.
2. People learn about controllable risk factors of Oral Cancer.
3. People learn about warning signs of oral cancer.
4. The underserved population has access to oral cancer education and care.
 
Intermediate:
1. People have increased awareness of oral cancer.
2. People have increased awareness of oral cancer signs.
3. People receive oral cancer screenings.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
1. Barrier to access to oral health care is reduced
 
2. Awareness of oral health increased, people perform self oral cancer awareness exams
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Participant surveys
Database
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
70 % of the people served had not been educated about visual signs of oral cancer.
85 % of the people served had never received an oral cancer screening.
60 % of the people surveyed learned that HPV (Human PapilomaVirus) increases the risk of oral cancer.
65 % of the people surveyed learned that Alcohol and Tobacco products are considered controllable factors for oral cancer.
85% of the people surveyed learned that a chronic sore throat or hoarseness could be an indicator of oral cancer.
90 % of the people surveyed learned that they should visit their dentist if they found an unhealed (more than 2 weeks) sore, a white patch, or a lump in their mouth.
75% of the people surveyed learned about the various symptoms that should be looked for during visual self-exam for oral cancer.
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
Oral health is a key indicator of overall health, wellbeing, and quality of life. The W.H.O. defines oral health as “a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection, and sores, gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that limit an individual’s capacity in biting, chewing, smiling, speaking, and psychosocial wellbeing.” (World Health Organization. World Oral Health Report 2003. Published 2003).
 
Systematic barriers to care faced by low-income, elderly, and IDD populations lead to a situation where oral health needs remain unaddressed until individuals are in extreme situations -acute pain, tooth loss, advanced oral cancer, etc. (Soderlund, 2013. Few adults visiting the dentist. ADA).
 
In the state of Oklahoma, D-DENT often serves as the last safety net to government agencies, local communities, and desperate individuals seeking comprehensive dental care.
 
D-DENT works to improve the quality of life for eligible low-income uninsured Oklahomans by providing FREE COMPREHENSIVE dental care in private dental clinics. D-DENT allows these patients to receive care through multiple visits and procedures until FULL MOUTH restoration is achieved.
 
Our volunteers provide care for those who truly have nowhere else to turn to get the extensive dental treatment they desperately need.
 
D-DENT’s Preventive program provides access to oral health care education and oral cancer screenings by sending clinicians into highly impacted communities to provide on-site, targeted oral health education and oral cancer screenings, affecting knowledge and empowering proactive behaviors. Our program works in tandem with the Restorative program to provide direct access to care for Oklahoma’s at-risk populations.
 
Why do we do this? According to the American Cancer Society, oral cancer has one of the lowest survival rates, often due to late diagnosis. People who are diagnosed with oral cancer are typically 55 or older, and because of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV16), younger people are also at risk. Fortunately, many oral pre-cancers and cancers can be found early (when they're small) during routine screening exams by a dentist, dental hygienist, or by self-exam. (American Cancer Society www.cancer.org).
 
This is only good news for those who regularly visit the dentist. Nearly 42% of adults 18 years and older in Oklahoma have NOT visited the dentist. (United Way of Central Oklahoma, Data Center, 2016) The inability to visit a dentist due to lack of money guarantees NO access to life-saving exams.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Shirley Harris
Start Date Aug 1998
Email d-dent@coxinet.net
Experience
In 2007, Oklahoma’s Governor created a Task Force to address our State’s dental needs. They found that D-DENT “is among the best in the country.” D-DENT’s 33 years of service offers sustainability and capability to continue providing excellence in care.
 
For the past 22 years, our Exec. Director has maintained an intense focus on improving the oral health of Oklahomans in need.
 
Our FT staff of four carries 58 combined years of dental experience.
 
Dental Hygienists are clinicians, educators, and advocates. Our hygienist has 40 of experience in the field of preventative dental health with extensive public health, public health policy, and private practice experience.
 
D-DENT’s experience in the dental community has paid off. Last year, the Restorative program provided 5,189 donated dental procedures through 2,230 dental appointments valued at over $1.2 million.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Shirley HarrisExecutive Director
Barbara Rivas-LopezAssistant Director
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 4
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 600
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 5
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2018
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
Restorative collaborations:
OU College of Dentistry – providing qualified, screened patients for dental students
Crossings Community Clinic – working together to help patients needing dentures
MobileSmiles Oklahoma – allowing access to care to D-DENT’s clients in “volunteer desert” areas and providing full upper and lower dentures to qualifying MobileSmiles’ patients left edentulous (zero teeth).
Community Dental Day at Good Shepherd Dental Clinic: providing D-DENT volunteer dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants, unable to perform charitable care in their clinics, a venue to do so.
RSVP of Central Oklahoma Provide-A-Ride- Assists low-income adults over 60 by providing free rides to medical/dental appointments.
 
Preventative collaborations: we collaborate with agencies that offer community programs designed to support and promote healthy behaviors among this population.
Oklahoma Dental Hygienists Association: volunteer hygienists
Senior nutrition centers: provide hot, nutritious meals for older adults age sixty years of age or older
Senior Centers: offer programs, classes, events, and activities for citizens, age 55 and older
Adult day health centers: non-residential facilities providing activities for elderly and/or individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency1988
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2009
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2014
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
“Festival of Hope” award for Health.Helpline 2112016
Finalist - Programs that Make a DifferenceJournal Record2016
Finalist - Programs that Make a DifferenceJournal Record2015
Champions of Community Health.Blue Cross Blue Shield Champions of Health2015
Finalist - Programs that Make a DifferenceJournal Record2014
25 Top women in DentistryDPR Magazine2013
The Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Award (ONE AWARD)Oklahoma Center for Nonprofit2012
Special AwardMayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns2011
Champions of the UninsuredBlue Cross Blue Shield Champions of Health2011
Champions of SeniorsBlue Cross Blue Shield Champions of Health2006
Rodney L. Huey Award. Overall ChampionBlue Cross Blue Shield Champions of Health2019
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Medical Health Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Rodney Shivers DDS
Company Affiliation Private Dental Practice
Term July 2017 to June 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 16, 2020
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Lynn CarrollVoting
Donna CopelandVoting
Darrell GutteryDDSVoting
J. Don Harris DDSVoting
Hal Kessler, IIIDDSVoting
Colby MooreVoting
Bernard Rhone DDSVoting
Rodney Shivers DDSVoting
Norma ThomasVoting
Tammie Vargo R.D.H., B.S.D.H., M.Ed.Voting
Phoebe VaughanVoting
Col. Ken YoungVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 10
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 6
Governance
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
Executive
Finance
Nominating
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $469,982
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $494,982
Financial Documents
Audit2019
Audit2018
Audit2017
Audit2016
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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 Year201920182017
Contributions$301,597$284,949$268,053
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$50,000$50,000$50,000
Federal------
State------
Local$50,000$50,000$50,000
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
$92,603$94,800$99,892
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,159$1,189$388
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$35,603$26,144$19,337
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201920182017
Program Expense$414,202$395,677$386,880
Administration Expense$48,922$47,787$50,622
Fundraising Expense$23,558$15,445$14,666
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.000.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%86%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%5%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201920182017
Total Assets$330,741$309,270$284,443
Current Assets$319,998$292,853$266,633
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$53,140$26,949$295
Total Net Assets$277,601$282,321$284,148
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201920182017
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities6.0210.87903.84
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201920182017
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201920182017
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $301,597Contributions $284,949Contributions $268,053
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $92,603Indirect Public Support $94,800Indirect Public Support $99,892
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt-Local $50,000Govt - Local $50,000Gov't - Local $50,000
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments

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Address 3000 United Founders Blvd. Suite 122
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Primary Phone 405 424-8092
Contact Email d-dent@coxinet.net
CEO/Executive Director Shirley Harris
Board Chair Rodney Shivers
Board Chair Company Affiliation Private Dental Practice