Some sobering statistics:
"Tennessee ranks 49th in the nation for the level of overall oral health.
In Tennessee, 25 percent of adults ages 18-64 have lost six or more teeth due to dental disease — twice the national average.
40 percent of individuals in poverty have at least one untreated cavity, compared to only 16 percent of the non-poor."
But it's always encouraging to see this kind of meaningful work being done for communities!
Free Clinic Dates:
Sept. 13th - 15th Church of the Messiah, 88 Lafayette St., downtown Nashville. Sept. 16th Meharry Medical College, in partnership with Mt. Zion Baptist Church, at Mt. Zion locations at 2261 Murfreesboro Road, beginning at 7 a.m., and at 7594 Old Hickory Blvd., beginning at 8:15 a.m Sept. 16th Village Crest Family Dental is having a free dental day in Smyrna (cleaning and extractions) Sept. 22 Saint Thomas Health will host a free health care clinic, including dental — Medical Mission at Home — at Municipal Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The comprehensive clinic, which will provide free medical care including pharmacy services, dental services, mammograms, vision services, foot and wound care, lab and imaging services, and behavioral medicine, is being offered through partnerships with more than 30 community organizations.