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Statement from Dr. Stephen K. Young, dean, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

May 23, 2013

The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is deeply concerned for all individuals affected by the recent storms. The University of Oklahoma is currently housing 341 storm victims at the residence halls on the OU Norman Campus. The College of Dentistry was able to provide toothbrushes and toothpaste for those seeking shelter at OU.

Blaire Bowers, D.D.S., graduate student in Periodontics and Health Sciences Center Student Government Association president is coordinating the Health Sciences Center's donation of gift cards for storm victims. Several dental students are volunteering at various locations to assist with disaster relief.

Several members of our OU College of Dentistry family lost their homes and belongings in the recent tornadoes. In an effort to aid those who are trying to rebuild their lives, members of the OU community have come together to create a new program to help those affected by these devastating storms.

The Help OUr Neighbor Fund has been created to benefit OU faculty, staff and students who lost homes or personal property in the recent tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area. Any and all donations received in this fund will go directly to those students or employees whose homes and property were lost. If you would like to donate online, you can do so by accessing OU Foundation.

ADA News also features coverage of OU dental students and their tornado experience.

Details on ADA Foundation and other Oklahoma relief resources can be found here.