Plans for COVID-19

None of us are in a position that we would have imagined just a few months ago. Plans for working with non-profits across the state are on hold for the foreseeable future. Courses for dental professionals remain scheduled until we are notified that we need to cancel that course.

Upcoming Courses

Due to course facilities being closed to the public, ALL coronal polishing, nitrous, and sealant courses through December 31 have been canceled.  

This information frustrates us as much as we know it frustrates you.  We understand how important it is to you and your employer that you receive the certifications that you need.  We wish we had control over all of the education components, but the Oklahoma Dental Foundation’s ability to offer expanded duty courses is strictly regulated by the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry and must operate under the oversight of the OU College of Dentistry.  This limits where we are allowed to hold courses and who we are allowed to use to teach these courses.

We are working with the Board of Dentistry to try to come up with a temporary solution to resolve the backlog of assistants who have been unable to obtain their necessary training in Coronal Polishing, Sealants, and Nitrous.  If you can be patient with us a little while longer, we are trying to get answers to some possible solutions and will reach back out to you in the next week and provide you with more information.

If you already paid for an enrollment, rest assured, if we are not able to come up with a solution, or our solution does not work into your schedule, we will refund your enrollment fee. For record and accounting reasons, it will be easier to handle all of those refunds at one time, so please be patient with us a little while longer while we try to navigate this situation.

For those taking the Online Radiation Safety Course, most testing sites have reopened with some new requirements.  Please see the list of our Test Proctoring Sites for more information.

MobileSmiles

As of 3/18/2020, MobileSmiles Oklahoma will be closed indefinitely. Information will be posted on our websites about future plans – www.okdf.org & www.mobilesmilesok.org. Please refer to these sites for consistent updates AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE. While we deeply regret this decision, we will have no dental services available. This was a difficult decision to make but was done in the best interests of our patients, your clients, volunteers, and staff.

As you know best, the majority of our patients have a chronic illness (some have multiple underlying health issues: diabetes, COPD, hypertension, oral cancer, and the list goes on). These are the very vulnerable people who do not need to be in a group setting on our 37-foot mobile dental office. 

There will be a time when it is prudent to restart our program. We will be in touch as soon as we have an understanding of what that time looks like.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to email Jordan Blalock.