Dental Volunteers

Blessed Mother Teresa Dental Services was created in 2010 in response to the tremendous need for care in the underserved population of Northeast Oklahoma. The center is located in the Blessed Mother Teresa Health Center on north side of the Catholic Charities Campus.

Our facility is comparable to most private-practice dental offices and is equipped with Dentrix electronic records software and digital intra-oral and extra-oral radiography. Five operatories are completely outfitted with new or gently used chairs, dental units and equipment. Instruments and materials are new and well-maintained due to the generous donations, both financial and in-kind, from local dental practitioners, charitable organizations, dental suppliers, and other individuals.

One full-time dentist and three full-time dental assistants oversee clinic operations and patient care, however those efforts are greatly magnified by the numerous dentists, hygienists, and assistants who support the mission of the dental clinic by volunteering in the dental clinic.

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 population of Northeastern Oklahoma.  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.