Plans for COVID-19

Obviously, none of us are in a position that we would have imagined just a few weeks ago. Plans for working with non-profits across the state are on hold for the foreseeable future. Courses for dental professionals, set for months, remain scheduled until we have a better understanding of the timeframe for social distancing in this situation.

Upcoming Courses

Due to course facilities being closed to the public, ALL coronal polishing, nitrous, and sealants courses through July 31 have been canceled.  If you had a PAID enrollment, an email and text were sent to the email address and phone number on your course application with more information.  In addition, coupon codes were sent to the email address on the billing portion of your application to be used to enroll in a later course date.  If your course was paid for and you did not receive any of these notices, please first check with your employer to see if they received the coupon code.  If not, email Stacey Bonham.  She will need the email address used on the billing page to look up your code.

For those taking the Online Radiation Safety Course, as you are probably aware, testing sites are currently closed.  You will need to wait until testing facilities reopen to take your final exam.  This actually will benefit you because your one-year requirement to complete your 200 radiographs and submit them to the board will not start until you take the exam.  Since most offices are closed except for emergencies at this time, you would end up having less time to complete the radiograph requirement if you took the exam before your office reopens.  Use this time to study and review and then you will be more than prepared when it comes time to take the exam.

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, in the near future, 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.