Community Involvement

Public Speaking and “Doctor for a Day” Mentorship Programs

Drs. Shannon and Revels have spoken to hundreds of grade school, junior high, high school and college students regarding the benefits of oral health and braces, as well as the professions of orthodontics and dentistry.

In addition to lecturing at schools and pre-dental study clubs, our office seminar room seats approximately 26 people and is an excellent venue for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire, summer camps, etc., to view our office up-close and work toward accomplishing their Merit badge in Dentistry.

Each summer, Orthodontic Exclusively allows a handful of high school and/or college students to shadow Dr. Shannon and Dr. Revels so that they can get a unique perspective of the orthodontic profession. The “Doctor for a Day” program has been very successful and, to date, over a dozen former patients and student observers have gone on to dental school.

If your school, organization, or pre-dental study club would like to have Dr. Shannon or Dr. Revels speak on any of the subjects related to orthodontics and/or dentistry, or if you are interested in participating in the “Doctor for a Day” program, please contact Jessica Ferguson, at [email protected].

Community Sponsorship

Each year schools, churches, community organizations and charities struggle with the budget cuts, increased demand and lack of available resources. At Orthodontics Exclusively, we know that strong communities require everyone to work together, and we want to do our part. Over the last eight years, our office has donated over $100,000 in financial assistance and services to various community programs and student scholarships in an attempt to improve the overall quality of life in Norman and the surrounding areas.

We invite organizations and individuals to apply for sponsorship and/or contributions to community service projects, youth educational programs, sports teams, etc. Applications can be made anytime throughout the year.

Requests are fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please allow 30 days for a response as applications are reviewed at our monthly staff meetings. To check on the status of an application, please contact Jessica Ferguson, at [email protected].

Below is a brief list of just a few of the organizations and activities that we have helped support over the last few years:

  • Irving Middle School - Purchased a new scoreboard for the gymnasium
  • Whittier Middle School - Purchased a new scoreboard for the gymnasium
  • YMCA – provided funds for creation of a new snack bar
  • Westmoore Football & Cheer
  • Norman High Football, Pom & Cheer, Golf, Soccer and Baseball
  • Norman North Football, Pom & Cheer, Golf, Soccer and Baseball
  • Southmoore Football & Cheer
  • OK Charge Volleyball
  • United Way of Norman
  • Food and Shelter for Friends of Norman
  • American Red Cross Disaster Relief
  • Journey Church
  • New Life Church
  • University of Oklahoma Graduate Orthodontic Department – Endowed Professorship
  • University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry – J.D. Robertson Society
  • University of Oklahoma – President Associates
  • University of Oklahoma – Sooner Club