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 To improve the oral health of Oklahomans in need by providing information regarding access to dental care, free comprehensive dental care through a network of volunteer dentists, and free oral health care education.
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 $334,802.00
Projected Expenses $417,703.20
History and Background
Year Founded 1986
IRS Ruling Year 1988
State Registration Expiration Sept 2017
Statements
Mission To improve the oral health of Oklahomans in need by providing information regarding access to dental care, free comprehensive dental care through a network of volunteer dentists, and free oral health care education.
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. 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 fiscal year 2015-2016:

People receive the dental care they otherwise would not have received, mouth restored to healthy condition: 671 or 99 % of eligible applicants began receiving comprehensive dental care. $1,144,956 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 $18,480.54.
 
People have better overall health:

In general, how would you rate your OVERALL health BEFORE getting your dental work done?

Poor: 27%    Fair: 36%   Good:18%   Very Good:5%    Excellent: 14%

In general, how would you rate your OVERALL health AFTER getting your dental work done?

Poor: 4% Fair: 14% Good:32% Very Good:27% Excellent: 23%

In general, how would you rate your EMOTIONAL health BEFORE getting your dental work done?

Poor: 32% Fair: 45% Good:9% Very Good:5% Excellent: 9%

In general, how would you rate your EMOTIONAL health AFTER getting your dental work done?

Poor: 0% Fair: 9% Good:23% Very Good:45% Excellent: 23%

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 our greatest 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 an Oral Cancer Awareness Run called believe 5K. 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 $1.4 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 Veteran.
Applications to receive free comprehensive dental care are available by calling 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.

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: 329 surveys were mailed to volunteer dental professionals providing care. Of these 137 or 42% were returned. Of these, 91% 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: 671 or 99 % of eligible applicants began receiving comprehensive dental care. $1,144,956 worth of donated comprehensive dental care was provided during FY 2015-2016. In addition, the total donated dollar amount (discount provided for charitable cases) by the dental laboratories was $18,480.54.

1.People have better health overall:

In general, how would you rate your OVERALL health BEFORE getting your dental work done?

Poor 27% Fair 36% Good 18% Very Good 5% Excellent 14%

In general, how would you rate your OVERALL health AFTER getting your dental work done?

Poor 4% Fair 14% Good 32% Very Good 27% Excellent 23%

In general, how would you rate your EMOTIONAL health BEFORE getting your dental work done?

Poor 32% Fair 45% Good 9% Very Good 5% Excellent 9%

In general, how would you rate your EMOTIONAL health AFTER getting your dental work done?

Poor 0% Fair 9% Good 23% Very Good 45% Excellent 23%

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:
  • Importance 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 inquiry 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. 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. 
 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Shirley Harris
Start Date Aug 1998
Email d-dent@coxinet.net
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 Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations

Currently we partner with over 600 volunteer dental professionals statewide. Some of our current volunteers have been partners for the full 31 years D-DENT has existed. D-DENT’s volunteer dentists are able to specify the type of care they prefer to donate and the type of patient they would like to serve. D-DENT patients are also scheduled for as many appointments needed to complete full dental restoration with absolutely no cost to the patient. At the end of the patients appointments there are always beaming smiles with bright and hopeful outlooks.

Each year D-DENT organizes two to three “Community Dental Days” that provide low income elderly, disabled and veterans free dental care in a clinic setting. For these events D-DENT has partnered with Good Shepherd Ministries Dental Clinic and the OU College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene department. In addition, D-DENT partners with the MobilesSmiles Unit, and participates at the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy, and Remote Area Medical. These are all public events aimed at providing much needed dental care throughout Oklahoma.

Together D-DENT and its partners have made a significant difference in the oral needs of many Oklahoma communities. D-DENT and its partners are committed to continue our goal of improving the oral health of low-income, uninsured Oklahomans.

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 211 2016
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
Board Chair
Name Rodney Shivers DDS
Company Affiliation Private Dental Practice
Term July 2011 to June 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 09, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Patrick Cowan Voting
J. Don Harris DDSVoting
Bernard Rhone DDSVoting
Rodney Shivers DDSVoting
Norma Thomas Voting
Tammie J. Vargo RDH, BSDHVoting
Tammie Vargo R.D.H., B.S.D.H., M.Ed.Voting
Phoebe Vaughan Voting
Val Walser Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 6
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 4
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 80 %
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, 2015-June 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $334,802
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $417,703
Financial Documents
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 Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
------
Government Contributions$87,500$87,500$87,500
Federal------
State------
Local$87,500$87,500$87,500
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$204,133$209,711$189,962
$95,867$91,000$88,933
------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$294$294$305
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$17,192$8,278$17,212
Revenue In-Kind------
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$367,291$326,247$314,095
Administration Expense$13,789$29,937$32,908
Fundraising Expense$25,738$8,347$12,503
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.091.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%89%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%2%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$293,121$287,552$266,836
Current Assets$281,243$286,081$224,676
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$9,904$2,503$14,039
Total Net Assets$283,217$285,049$252,797
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities28.40114.3016.00
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $204,133Individuals $209,711Individuals $189,962
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $95,867Indirect Public Support $91,000Indirect Public Support $88,933
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Local $87,500Govt - Local $87,500Govt - Local $87,500
Endowment? No
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
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

 

Related Information

United Way of Central Oklahoma Agencies

United Way of Central Oklahoma creates lasting changes in people's lives right here in our community. No longer just a fundraising organization, today United Way is on the front lines of some of our community's most pressing problems through the work of 60 agencies. Click on "view organizations" to view the United Way of Central Oklahoma agencies with current GiveSmartOKC profiles.