I just received an email inquiry seeking help to find free dental care in Tennessee.
So to that end, my first stop was to check with the Tennessee Dental Association.
I emailed them for assistance but they never got back to me.
Then I checked their website and unlike most websites of state dental associations I did not see anything relating to any free or reduced-fee services for seniors and low-income individuals to receive the care they needed.
Free Dental Care in Tennessee
Fortunately there are a few other resources available.
The best one that I found was listed by the Tennessee Department of Health, which has a complete listing of all of the free clinics that are available in Tennessee.
According to their website…
“Public health dental clinics provide clinical dental services to segments of the population that would otherwise not receive care.
Dental facilities housed within local health departments are located in 54 of 89 rural counties and in five of the six metropolitan regions.
Clinical dental services are provided on a part-time or full-time basis, depending on the location. Specific information on availability of services or eligibility guidelines can be obtained from the local health department in the county of interest.
Three mobile dental clinics located in the Mid-Cumberland, Northeast, and West Tennessee Regions have been operating this year in an effort to provide access to dental services for high risk children in under-served areas.”