Interfaith Dental Clinic Changing our community, one smile at a time.
 

Our Mission

The mission of the Interfaith Dental Clinic 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.

Our Vision

Interfaith Dental Clinic's vision is that every individual has the opportunity to achieve and sustain a healthy smile.

A Smile Changes Everything

Interfaith Dental Clinic is participating in The Big Payback!

 The Big Payback is a community-wide, online giving day hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee on May 6, 2014. This charitable giving day will help our organization raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and celebrate the good work of all Middle Tennessee nonprofits.

 

For 24 hours, beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6th, donors can make gifts to participating nonprofits. We will be eligible for incentives, bonuses and additional prizes throughout the day so your gift would be greatly appreciated. 

Stay tuned for more details!

Special thank you to:

       

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Thank you Nashville Predators and Dex Imaging!

Now that the season has come to a close, Dex Imaging and The Nashville Predators have raised more than $4,150 for Interfaith Dental Clinic. Click here to learn more!

Golf

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Interfaith Dental Clinic will be hosting a Nitrous Oxide Administering and Monitoring Course

DATE TBD

 

 

Please click here for more details!

Success Stories

"I would never want to go anywhere else!"

  When Interfaith Dental clinic patient Johnnie Hays, age 87, entered our Comprehensive Care program, he had not received regular dental care since his years in the Army during World War II.  He had been fortunate enough not to experience any major pain issues until last year when a tooth began to really bother him.  He told his daughter, Tianna, of his discomfort and she asked to take a look in his mouth.  Knowing her...

"People judge you on what you look like and now I feel more confident."

At the time, Christine was working at a gas station in Murfreesboro and found out about Interfaith Dental Clinic of Rutherford County through a friend. She was embarrassed by the stains she had on her front teeth which came from a medication that she took as a child.  She was not in a financial position to spend a large amount of money to improve her smile. “I’m really excited! This has made a huge difference, people notice and before...

"I wish I was able to pay these people what I feel they deserve."

Volunteers impact the lives of their patients daily at  Interfaith, and for Susan, Interfaith Volunteer Dr. Dan Burchfield helped bring back the smile she had been missing. Susan’s life drastically changed after her husband’s death a few years ago; she lost her medical and dental insurance and with little financial means she discontinued regular care. Susan unexpectedly found herself in agony over a sore area on her tongue, she knew she...

"People pre-judge and think that if you don't have teeth, you are not...

Melinda lived with pain and embarrassment for a  long time. Her husband was out of work, and she was working long hours at a fast food restaurant to support for family of four. Her oral health was having a very negative effect on her life."For the past several years, I have been having my teeth pulled one at a time as the pain came and as I could afford it," Melinda said. "I really never went out in public at all. I wouldn't even got to my...

"I'd never been to a dentist I went back to."

“I like your laugh,” a three-year-old girl told her Sunday School teacher.Ramona never thought she’d hear those words. She desperately wanted to change her smile, but as a widow on a fixed income, finances were a barrier. A painful toothache led Ramona to Interfaith through her church. Crowding and decay has taken their toll on Ramona’s teeth, so all were extracted in preparation for dentures.“Before Interfaith, I’d never been to a dentist...

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