Delta Dental of Oklahoma Provides a Cumulative $1 million in Scholarships to OU College of Dentistry
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Delta Dental of Oklahoma Provides a Cumulative $1 million in Scholarships to  OU College of Dentistry

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Provides a Cumulative $1 million in Scholarships to OU College of Dentistry


Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

 

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May 4, 2022

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Provides a Cumulative $1 million in Scholarships to 

OU College of Dentistry

Oklahoma City – Delta Dental of Oklahoma and the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation has awarded $118,000 in scholarships to 15 OU College of Dentistry students for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The awarding of this year’s scholarships equates to a cumulative amount of more than $1 million in scholarships received by dental students at the College of Dentistry over the last 20 years from Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its Foundation. This is also the first year scholarships from Delta Dental of Oklahoma are being awarded to dental hygiene students. 

“For more than 20 years, Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its Foundation have been incredible supporters of the University of Oklahoma and the College of Dentistry,” said Amy Noah, vice president and chief advancement officer for the OU Foundation. “Their continued generosity and desire to invest in the future of our students is truly admirable, and we are fortunate to have such a dedicated partner.”

This year marks a major milestone as the 20th year of the Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its Foundation’s annual scholarship program. Established in 2001, the program provides scholarships to well-deserving College of Dentistry dental and dental hygiene students planning to practice within Oklahoma after graduation. 

“The College of Dentistry is grateful to Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its Foundation for their incredible generosity,” said Paul M. Mullasseril, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the College of Dentistry. “Without their support, so many of our college’s programs would cease to exist. Similarly, the scholarships awarded to our dental and dental hygiene students help to significantly offset the rising cost of dental school and help to equip our students with the skills needed to serve their patients.” 

Students receiving a scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year include:

  • Carley Abbott, DS3 (Noble, OK)
  • Conner Brasher, DS4 (Edmond, OK)
  • Britney Brzoticky, DH2, (Weatherford, OK)
  • Madison Campbell, DS4 (Alva, OK)
  • Emily Forthun, DH2 (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Tanna Heddlesten, DS2 (McAlester, OK)
  • Jack Koszykowski, DS2 (Oologah, OK)
  • Alissa Meadows, DH2 (Edmond, OK)
  • Lauren Means, DS4 (Lawton, OK)
  • Zane Mills, DS2 (Sedan, KS)
  • Preston Patrick, DS2 (Tahlequah, OK)
  • Chelsea Saffo, DS2 (Broken Arrow, OK)
  • Meghan Souders, DH2 (Tulsa, OK)
  • Thanh Truong, DS4 (Broken Arrow, OK)
  • Teresa Vu, DS3 (Wewoka, OK)

“The College of Dentistry is grateful to Delta Dental of Oklahoma and its Foundation for their incredible generosity,” said Paul M. Mullasseril, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the College of Dentistry. “Without their support, so many of our college’s programs would cease to exist. Similarly, the scholarships awarded to our dental and dental hygiene students help to significantly offset the rising cost of dental school and help to equip our students with the skills needed to serve their patients.” 

For more information about the OU College of Dentistry, visit dentistry.ouhsc.edu.

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OU College of Dentistry

The OU College of Dentistry is home to the state’s only doctor of dental surgery program and baccalaureate degree program in dental hygiene. More than 70% of the state of Oklahoma’s dentists are graduates of the OU College of Dentistry. The college provides general dental care and specialty care to Oklahomans through student, resident and faculty practice clinics. The OU College of Dentistry has established a reputation of training its students to provide the highest quality of clinical care available.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma 

Delta Dental of Oklahoma is the leading provider of dental benefits in the state. Delta Dental of Oklahoma (DDOK) serves more than one million eligible members and nearly 9,500 Oklahoma-headquartered companies. DDOK established its Foundation in 1998 to advance the company's not-for-profit mission to improve the oral health of all Oklahomans. For more information about Delta Dental of Oklahoma, please visit DeltaDentalOK.org.

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation is the philanthropic affiliate of Delta Dental of Oklahoma and is the state’s single largest contributor to dental health and education-related projects and initiatives. Our Foundation is funded entirely by proceeds from Delta Dental of Oklahoma. For more information, visit DDOKFoundation.org

 

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