Dental Depot’s Culture Committee is comprised of representatives from each of our offices who are dedicated to engaging our team members with our mission and values through service to the community. Culture Committee representatives are leaders within their offices who inspire and lead their teams to give back in ways that are meaningful to them.
At Dental Depot, doing business is about more than serving our patients. It’s also about serving our communities. For years, Dental Depot has partnered with local organizations to give back to the communities where we live, work and play. Whether it’s donating food, providing funding for student activities, or contributing to the curb appeal of our surrounding areas, we make a point to help where we’re needed.
American Dental Association • Boy Scouts of America • Breast Cancer Research Foundation • City Care: Pershing Center • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma • Dentistry From The Heart • Fields & Futures • Free to Live Animal Sanctuary • Habitat for Humanity • Miles for Melanoma • MS Walk • NAMI Walks • OKC Beautiful • Red Nose Day • Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma • Special Olympics • Toby Keith Foundation’s OK Kids Korral • YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City
Dentistry From The Heart is an annual event, usually held in the Fall, where our teams volunteer their time, expertise and compassion to provide free, quality dentistry to those in need. During Dentistry From The Heart, patients do not need money or insurance to be seen by one of our dentists, and may receive one (1) of the following treatments:
This event is open to patients age 18 or older and patients are seen on a first come first serve basis. For more information, visit facebook.com/dentaldepotokcmetro.
We know it takes a village to raise a child, which is why we are dedicated to helping kids and parents who need it most. Each year, our teams rally to raise money, food, clothing, and even school supplies for children across Oklahoma. We host a variety of supply drives for local food banks, the YMCA and others. We even host a companywide fundraising event during the month of May in conjunction with Red Nose Day to benefit children living in poverty. Our Red Nose Day efforts make donating a fun and competitive team experience complete with sprit-week costume days, a contest to put our doctors in a dunk tank, and of course, silly red noses!
We don’t stop there. We also are committed to giving students the support they need to be involved in their own schools and communities. Each year, we support student athletics, arts and academics at schools across Oklahoma. And through Fields & Futures, Dental Depot has been honored to provide Dental Depot Field, a safe place for student athletes to pursue their passion.
Smiley O’Riley, Dental Depot’s happy clown conductor, is a favorite of children across Oklahoma! Each year for National Children’s Dental Health Month, Smiley O’Riley provides children with free dental hygiene kits and a magically fun lesson on the importance of developing good oral health habits. Dental Depot’s Smiley O’Riley program reaches 20,000 Oklahoma school children annually, on average.
We love being inspired by the incredible athletes who participate in Special Olympics! Our beloved clown conductor, Smiley O’Riley, cheers on the athletes of Special Olympics programs, including Stars of the Future, at events throughout the year. And each year at Christmas time, Dental Depot creates a new holiday t-shirt design to raise money to help fund Special Olympics programs. As one of our teams’ favorite annual fundraisers, we invite everyone to show their support as we present the donation at our company Christmas party.
As a contributor to the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City’s Togetherhood Committee, Dental Depot teams come together to participate in community health fairs and days of family fun, to collect much needed clothing and school supplies for low-income families with children, and to provide support and services for residents of the Pershing Center’s transitional housing for people affected by homelessness.
Caring for families who are dealing with health issues is one of the most beloved projects among our team members. Each month, our office teams take turns to spend an evening serving dinner and comfort to families who are dealing with the unthinkable – a child undergoing cancer treatment. We also come together as a company each year to pitch in with deep cleaning and organizing at the OK Kids Korral because we believe that these families deserve to have only one focus, their child’s recovery.
Often a project of our Culture Committee, our teams choose health-related causes that matter most to them and team up to contribute to research efforts through participation in a variety of walks and other fundraisers, including MS Walk, Miles for Melanoma, NAMI Walks and more.
Dental Depot has served Oklahoma City through median beautification and other earth-related projects with our partners OKC Beautiful for nearly a decade.
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