Free dental services coming to southwest Oklahoma

posted Jun 5, 2017, 1:19 PM by Mary Peck

South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is pleased to bring MobileSmiles Oklahoma into our service area at no cost thanks to funding provided by Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma. During August, residents 55 and older without dental insurance can receive services such as exams, fillings, extractions, cleanings, sealants, dental x-rays and fluoride varnish. MobileSmiles Oklahoma, an RV-style dental office, doesn’t provide root canals, oral surgery, partials or dentures.

SWODA AAA is currently accepting applications from the following counties: Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills and Washita. Space and time is limited. Please contact Tangela Henry at (800) 627-4882, ext. 126, to see if you qualify and to set up your appointment.

The Mobile Dental Care Program was established in 2006 as a project of the Oklahoma Dental Foundation (ODF). Its purpose was to provide dental care and education across Oklahoma to those unable to access care and to recommend a dental home in their area. In 2013, it became a partnership program of the ODF and its major funder, the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation. The name of the program was changed to MobileSmiles Oklahoma (MSO).

SWODA provides programs such as the Masonic Charities Assistance Program dedicated to improving the lives of senior citizens 55 and older.

For more information about the Masonic Charities Assistance Program or other SWODA Area Agency on Aging (AAA) programs, visit www.swoda.org/aaa.