Dental Care: 215-5110
Knox County Health Dept., 140 Dameron Avenue, 37917
Performs dental extractions and cleanings on adults who meet program guidelines. Bring photo ID, proof of income, and a list of your current medications. There is a $10 co-pay per visit. Mon.- Fri., 8 am – 4:30 pm.
Dental Clinic at VMC: 934-1746
Ministry outreach of Volunteer Ministry Center 511 N. Broadway, 37917
Offers limited dental services, including dentures. Clients must be Knox County residents and homeless or verify low- income. Open Wed., 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (literally homeless only), and Fri., 8 am – 12 pm (homeless or low-income). No appointment necessary, but call ahead for eligibility and availability of services.
Gift of Sight, Hearing & Dentures (CAC): 546-6262
Office on Aging, 2247 Western Avenue, 37921
For Knox County residents who cannot afford them, program provides low-cost denture exams and dentures for seniors age 60+, and low-cost eye and hearing exams, eyeglasses, and hearing aids for people age 50+. Service limited by available funds.
Smile On 60+: 1-800-509-6055
Statewide program that provides oral care services and education to Tennessee’s low-income seniors who are 60 and over. Participants must have no dental insurance and are expected to contribute a $25 facility fee per visit.