The Oklahoma State Fair is underway and we can’t wait to see you when you stop by our booth inside the Bennett Event Center! The Dental Depot booth may be in a new location this year, but you can expect the same familiar charm of our offices and staff, as always.
And of course, expect to find one of our signature trains! But, you may be wondering, how do they get the train in there?
For starters, we’re one of the first ones into the building.
Our facilities and construction team builds a new train every year, especially for the State Fair. (Want to learn more about how our trains are made? Click here!)
Then, our friends at Arrow Wrecking Services swing by our workshop and load the train onto a flat-bed wrecker and follow us down to the fairgrounds.
Once the wrecker arrives at the building, we roll out the red carpet — or should we say, green — and the train is lowered to the floor. From there, our team of five use all their might to roll the train into place. Of course, it’s no easy task to move a train!
With the train in place, our team gets to work building the rest of our booth. They assemble the walls and curtains, install the cabinetry, and mount the TV monitors, signs and miniature train.
Take a look at how we do it!
Our team puts a lot of heart into making our space the best it can be so that you and your family can enjoy it during the fair. But what else can you expect from us this year? Keep reading to learn more!
The crowd-pleasing Plinko game has returned this year, so be sure to stop by and win a prize! You can squeeze away stress with one of our soft trains or squishy teeth, pick up a fresh new toothbrush and stay cool with a complimentary 40th anniversary edition fan.
If you’re glad to see the return of Plinko, we’re sure you’ll be thrilled to know that Smiley O’Riley, our incredible clown-conductor, also will return for a limited time at the State Fair this year. You can find him at our booth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14th – 16th, making balloon sculptures for the kids!
Throughout the fair, some of our dentists will be dropping by to say hello, including two of our orthodontists, Dr. Mark McCollough of our Central OKC office and Dr. Alex Romero of our North OKC office, as well as two new faces, Dr. Curtis Tsai and Dr. Quan Hoang of our Southwest OKC office. Dr. Austin Keaster of our West OKC office, where our implant and oral surgery patients are seen, will also be making an appearance. Stay tuned in with us on Facebook for specific dates and times.
Last but not least, and brand new this year, is a very special video presentation in honor of our 40th anniversary, that is only available at the fair. The video chronicles the history of Dental Depot and our ties to our fellow Oklahomans.
We look forward to seeing you again this year at the Oklahoma State Fair!