Dental Volunteers

Blessed Mother Teresa Dental Services was created in recognition of the tremendous need for care to the underserved population of Tulsa. The center is located in the Blessed Mother Teresa Health Center on north side of the Catholic Charities Campus. The first patients were seen on January 12, 2010.

Our facility is nicer than many dental offices. It contains three operatories, completely outfitted with modern chairs, units and instrumentation. All equipment is new or “gently used”. We were fortunate to have generous contributions, both monetary and equipment, from various dental offices, suppliers, charitable organizations and others in order to complete the facility. All equipment was donated or purchased with donated funds.

We have three full-time dental staff who oversee the operation of the center. We have additionally been blessed with numerous volunteer dentists, hygienists, chair-side assistants and receptionists to assure smooth operation.

About Our Services

Opened in 2010, the Blessed Mother Teresa Dental Clinic is making great strides towards the goal of providing comprehensive care to the underserved of the Tulsa area.  With the invaluable donation of the time and talent of volunteer dentists, we are able to provide exams and treatment planning, restorative care, full dentures, and removable partial dentures.  We also provide extractions every Tuesday evening for those who are in pain or have non-restorable teeth.  Licensed dental hygienists treat patients the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month and students from the TCC Dental Hygiene program and the OU Department of Dental Hygiene in Bartlesville treat patients each Tuesday.

Catholic Charities has recently been named an externship site for OU senior dental students to provide supervised care to patients and to learn more about community-based dentistry.  The clinic is currently staffed by a dental director one part-time and two full-time assistants dedicated to making our clinic a pristine, efficient, compassionate, and friendly environment for both our patients and our volunteers.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour contact Jennifer Cook, DDS, Dental Director, at jcook@cctulsa.org.

Thanks for considering Catholic Charities as a way to serve. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering in the Dental Center, contact us at 918.508.7125 or volunteer@cctulsa.org. We look forward to working with you.