Oral Health Care for All. Interfaith Dental Clinic's vision is that every individual has the opportunity to achieve and sustain a healthy smile. Its mission is to restore, protect, and improve the oral health of uninsured, low-income, working people, their children and the elderly in Middle Tennessee through access to affordable quality dental care, oral disease prevention services, and oral health education. The Clinic was founded by Dr. Tom Underwood, who after doing volunteer dentistry in third-world countries, realized that hardworking people in Middle Tennessee were in just as desperate need of dental care but could not afford it. With the help of the Nashville Dental Society and the Outreach Commission of West End United Methodist Church, Dr. Underwood initiated Interfaith Dental Clinic in November 1994 to provide affordable dental care for working poor families and the elderly who fall between the cracks of private practice and public healthcare. The clinic started with a two-chair operation and one employee in the basement of West End United Methodist Church. In 1998, Interfaith Dental Clinic moved into its current home at 1721 Patterson Street and in 2012 opened a satellite clinic in Murfreesboro to serve the Rutherford County community. The clinics have 15 operatories and state-of-the-art equipment.
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1721 Patterson Street
Interfaith Dental Clinic - Nashville
Interfaith Dental Clinic- Murfreesboro
|Year network/office opened||1994|