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Free dental clinics Tennessee.

Free dental clinics in Tennessee provide cleanings, exams, and more to the uninsured and low income families. Children, adults, veterans, disabled people and seniors, including patients on Medicaid (TennCare) or Medicare, can get assistance. There may even be free emergency dental care or regular check ups. Find out where the clinics and health centers in Tennessee are located below, as some may be near you. There are also low-cost as well as cheap clinics for health quality dental care.

The services vary, with many low-income clinics being federal government qualified and others are considered rural dental centers. Get check ups, cleanings, exams, root canals, fluoride and other care. There is also a phone number at the bottom of the page for referrals to other free dental care in Tennessee.

Each free or sliding fee dental center across Tennessee may offer slightly different services. They also will have different payment scales and plans. For example, some centers may provide free dental care including cleanings or check-ups, X-Rays, and others will charge patients a small fee that is based on their total household income. They often take Medicaid or Medicare as well as private health insurance (if the patient has it). Learn more on free dental care for the uninsured or low income.

Regardless, most of the free dental clinics near you will not turn anyone away and at lease provide them some form of assistance as part of Federally Qualified Health Center. They are also a great place to turn to for information on assistance programs, such as those offered by the state or federal government including Medicaid.

Free dental centers and clinics by county in TN

The main cities and counties are immediately below. Or scroll down the page for more locations. Each of the free clinics uses dentists, hygienists, and other medical professionals. They may also offer referrals for more advanced oral surgery.

 

 

 

Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic
312 Prince St, Sevierville Tennessee 37862. Telephone - 865-774-7684
Both preventative and emergency dental care is offered. Clients range from the low-income to single moms or dads, elderly and others. The charity may coordinate cleaning, x-rays, root canal therapy, Oral Health, cleanings, fillings, cancer screenings, extractions and other assistance.

Mountain People Health Council - Dental Centers
Low-income dental clinics helps the working poor, uninsured, disabled, elderly and others. Medications, dental check-ups and cleanings, extraction, and other aid. The dental care is free or affordable.

  • 715 Rugby Hwy, Elgin Tennessee 37732. Dial 423-627-2782
  • Pediatric and Dental Clinic is at 474 Industrial Ln, Oneida TN 37841. Dial 423-286-8600
  • 3826 Norma Road, Huntsville, Tennessee 37756. Call 423-663-2920

Neighborhood Health
Free or low cost dental and health services are provided to anyone, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. The non-profit offers extractions, wisdom teeth removal, pharmacy services, preventative cleanings and other free or cheap dental care - based on income. Also get Fluoride treatment, dental x-rays, denture care and more/.

  • A free Neighborhood Health and Dental Center known as Cayce Place is at 617 S 8th St, Nashville TN 37206. For an appointment, call 615-227-3000
  • Napier Place - 107 Charles E Davis Blvd, Nashville TN 37210. Call 615-227-3000
  • Welshwood Dental clinic - 419 Welshwood Dr, Nashville Tennessee 37211. Call 615-227-3000

Huntsville Primary Care Center
The address is 2974 Baker Hwy, Huntsville Tennessee 37756. Telephone - 423-663-9200
Get free dental cleanings and other services at the non-profit.

Morgan County Health Council, Inc.
The center is at 224 Old Mill Rd, Wartburg, TN 37887. Dial (423) 346-6221
Administers several government funded dental and medical care programs, including Medicaid. Cleanings, fluoride and more is offered to the low income in Tennessee.

 

 

 

 

Three Rivers Community Health Center
Address: 7723 Clearview Church LN, Lyles TN 37098. Call 931-670-5520

Homeless Health Care Center Chattanooga
Address is 730 East 11th St, Chattanooga Tennessee 37403. Telephone - 423-265-5708
They provide free dental care in Hamilton County. The poor, indigent, homeless and others can drop in. Volunteer dentists give exams or cleanings. They may organize emergency root canals, tooth extractions, or wisdom teeth removals.

Joining Hands Health Center
The government qualified clinic is at 1413 Russell Ave, Jefferson City TN 37760. For information, dial 865-471-5525
A federal government qualified health center. Volunteers and staff at the dental clinic assist people who have no or limited dental insurance

HOPE Family Health
The Sumner North Health Center is at 1124 New Hwy 52 E, Westmoreland TN 37186. Telephone - 615-644-2000

Smiles Dental Clinic - St. Lukes
106 3rd St, South Pittsburg, TN 37380. Call 423-228-3077
Get preventive health care services, cleaning, x-rays, fluoride, and more. A major focus is on children and senior citizens. Emergency care, including cancer screenings and oral surgery, can be arranged too.

Community Health of East Tennessee, Inc. (formerly REACHS, Inc.)
Address 130 Independence LN, La Follette Tennessee 37766. Dial 423-562-1705
Whether free Surgical Extractions, Bone Grafting,  diagnostic procedures and treatments, or free teeth cleanings for children or infants, assistance is offered.

Macon County Health Department
Main address: 601 Hwy 52 Bypass E, Lafayette Tennessee 37083. Telephone - 615-666-2142

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department
Chattanooga, Tennessee  37403
Dial - (423) 209-8100
Most dental care services are provided to the low income, unemployed, and uninsured on a sliding fee scale. The amount of the bill charged to a patient will be based on the families total household income. In addition, the community clinic provides basic dental care at no additional charge to TennCare recipients under the age of 20. So both kids and adults are able to get help.

Cherokee Health SystemsTennessee
Location is 2018 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921
Dental clinic phone number - (865) 544-0406

College Dental Schools in TN
There are multiple locations. College students (many grad students) perform the dental care with supervision from professionals. Children and the elderly, as well as infants, are some of the main beneficiaries.

  • ETSU Student Dental Hygiene Clinic, 156 S Dossett Dr Lamb Hall, Johnson City TN 37614, Call 423-439-4514
  • Salt Wagon Student-Run Free Health Clinic - Meharry Medical College, 905 Main St, Nashville Tennessee 37206. Phone - 615-461-5551
  • University of Tennessee College of Dentistry Student Clinic. Location is 875 Union Ave, Memphis Tennessee 38163. 901-448-6468. Anyone looking to get free care, as well as help train a future generation of dentists, can use this college clinic.

 

 

 

 

Servolution Health Services
181 Powell Valley School Ln
Speedwell Tennessee 37870
For hors, dial 423-419-5070

Birchwood Health Center
Address is 5625 Hwy 60
Birchwood Tennessee 37308
Main number is 423-961-0446
Both dental and ongoing healthcare is offered. They are a sliding fee clinic. The uninsured may need to pay some for their dental care (wither preventative or insured) based on their income.

Christ Community Health Services, Inc.
Memphis, Tennessee - 38104
901.271.6000
Dozens of individuals are served per month. Low income and working poor families, minorities, and others can receive free or low cost dental assistance. Or get referrals to specialists if needed.

Shelby County and Memphis Health/Dental Center
There are multiple locations. Cleanings, exams, lab works, extractions, denture work and other free (or low cost) care is offered.

  • 60 E EH Crump Blvd, Memphis TN 38126, phone 901-261-2000
  • 4593 Elvis Presley Blvd Ste 101, Memphis TN 38116. Call 901-261-7338
  • 3481 Austin Peay Hwy, Memphis TN 38128. Dial 901-842-3165
  • 5366 Winchester Rd, Memphis TN 38115. Call 901-842-3163

Matthew Walker Health Center
Dental and medical clinic address is 230 Dover Rd
Clarksville TN 37042
For qualifications, dial 931-920-5000

Johnson City Community Health Center (ETSU)
2151 Century Ln
Johnson City TN 37604
423-926-2500
There are free comprehensive oral exams. Cleanings, exams, Dental X-rays, cavity fillings and more is offered to the low income. Many patients are elderly, single moms or dads, or veterans.

Community Health of East Tennessee
507 Main St, Jacksboro, TN 37757. Telephone - 423.562.1156
Get everything from Restorative dentistry to cleanings, root canals, or consultation, assistance is offered. They are a non-profit FQHC - Federally Qualified Health Center. Also get check-ups, preventative care, help applying for insurance and even financial aid.

Chota Community Health Services, Inc.
Vonore, Tennessee 37885
(423)442-2622
Works with local dentists and hygienists to provide assistance to the needy in the region.

Dayspring Family Health and Dental Center, Inc.
Jellico, TN 37762
Telephone - 423-784-8492

Erlanger Medical Center
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406
778-7000
Accepts government medical insurance, such as TennCare or Medicaid. Private plans are offered as well, along with a sliding fee scale, so that patients can afford their required dental care and cleanings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardeman County Community Health Center
629 Nuckolls Rd
Bolivar, TN 38008
Dial (731) 658-3388

Matthew Walker Comprehensive
1035 14th Ave
N  Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 327-9400
A wide array of dental care is offered. Call about extractions, cleanings, and more. The sliding fee, low income clinic will not turn anyone away. Various private and public insurance is accepted.

Ocoee Regional Health Corporation
Benton, TN 37307
(407) 841-5159

Perry County Medical Center, Inc.
Main address: 115 E Brooklyn St, Linden, TN 37096. Call for help - (931) 589-2104

Rural Health Services Consortium
Rogersville, TN 37857
Telephone - (423) 272-9163
Contact a volunteer dentist or professional for services such as cleaning, exams, and other aid.

Tennessee State Department of Health
Cookeville, TN 38501
(615)741-3111
The state partners with local dental centers, clinics, and health care providers to help the low income. They arrange for Medicaid, Medicare, and other healthcare. Dental assistance is one government program offered. Coordinates with towns and counties across the state. Will ensure residents get the treatment they need. Can also refer patients to federal government resources.

Dental And Tb Clinic
921 E 3rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Dial 423-209-8100 for information.
This is a dental clinics for the low-income as well.

Dodson Avenue Community Health Center
Chattanooga, TN 37406
423-778-280
This location provides affordable, high quality dental care. Some minimal payment may be required.

Keystone Dental Clinic
Johnson City, TN 37601
423-232-7919
Offers dental care for people who can't afford it. Volunteer dentists man the dental clinic. Call for an appointment.

Christ Community Health Services, Inc.
Memphis, TN 38104
Dial (901) 271-6050 for intake.
Services offered include cleanings, fluoride, and tests for cavities. Get information on dentures for seniors and other forms of affordable dental care. Call to make an appointment. The free or low cost dental clinic has a total of 3 locations across Tennessee. They are the Third Street Dental Center in South Memphis. The Hickory Hill Center in South East Memphis and the the Chickasaw Dental Center in East Memphis.

Memphis Health and dental center
Address is 360 E E.H.Crump Blvd
Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: (901) 261-2000

United Neighborhood Health Services
2711 Foster Ave, Nashville, TN 37210. Call 615-227-3000
Two dental centers are part of this operation. They include the Family Clinic and Southside Family Clinic. Both locations provide cleanings, restorations, emergency exams, xrays, crowns, prevention, dentures, and other aid.

University Community Health Services, Inc.
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-9770
Provides primary health and dental care. They accept private and government health insurance, and also provide low cost dental care on a sliding fee scale to the low income and people facing a hardship.

 

 

 

 

Interfaith Dental Clinic has multiple locations in the region, including in Nashville ((615) 329-4790) as well as Rutherford County. Call (615) 225-4141.
If your income is low enough, this location may provide free or charity dental care and financial assistance. Various professionals, dentists, and others donate their time and energy to this health center. They support middle Tennessee with a focus on children, senior citizens, and the working poor. Check ups, cleanings, and other dental assistance is offered.

Additional free dental programs and financial assistance programs in Tennessee

The LifeLine network can provide more information on free dental clinics in Tennessee near you. They offer free care to the disabled, senior citizens, the elderly who lack insurance, or those patients that are fragile. Some of the clinics may be near you, and dial 615.983.2601 for details.

By Jon McNamara

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