The Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation announced the recipients of its 2015-2016 Delta Dental Scholarship Fund at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, recognizing students who have demonstrated academic excellence as well as a commitment to their communities. Raegan Vaughan, DS IV, of Altus, received $5,000
Since the Foundation began its scholarship program in 2001, over $600,000 has been awarded to 124 OU College of Dentistry students who plan to practice within the state after graduation.
“Scholarship support to this degree helps ensure that the college is able to recruit and retain the best dental school candidates from around the world,” said Raymond Cohlmia, D.D.S., and dean of the OU College of Dentistry. “With Oklahoma at risk of having a shortage of dentists in the future, it is increasingly important to secure top talent for the residents of our state with a firm understanding of our professional responsibility to our communities. The Delta Dental of Oklahoma Oral Health Foundation continues to make our students and Oklahomans a priority through its investment in dental education.”
The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry has had more than 2,000 graduates from the pre-doctoral dental program. The college offers a Doctor of Dental Surgery program as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene — the only degree offered in the state. Graduate programs are offered in general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Click here to download photos of scholarship recipients
About Delta Dental of Oklahoma Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Delta Dental of Oklahoma is the oldest, largest and leading provider of dental benefits in the state. A not-for-profit corporation, Delta Dental services nearly 900,000 eligible members and nearly 5,300 clients and customers – from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations located throughout Oklahoma and nationwide. Through its Oral Health Foundation, Delta Dental of Oklahoma has contributed more than $15 million to help provide greater access to oral health care and education to all citizens of Oklahoma.