There is a three-day Community Health Care/Medical Mission Program, with free medical and dental services, Sept. 13-15 at Church of the Messiah, 88 Lafayette St., across from Cameron School in downtown Nashville. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Free dentistry day
Village Crest Family Dental is having a free dental day Sept. 21, where residents in Smyrna and the surrounding area can receive a free cleaning or extraction.
Dentistry Day hours are 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at the dental office at 315 Sam Ridley Parkway West in Smyrna. Details: 615-220-3440.
Medical Mission at Home : Saint Thomas Health will host a free health care clinic — Medical Mission at Home — at Municipal Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22. 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. The dental services will include cleanings, fillings and extractions, provided by more than 120 volunteers through the Hope Smiles dental outreach program. Hope Smiles director and founder Dr. Phillip Kemp said he and his team hope to serve 250-300 people.
Ongoing resources: One of the most active providers of dental care to the elderly, uninsured and working poor is the Interfaith Dental Clinic, which has clinics in Nashville and Murfreesboro.
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Centers in Nashville and Clarksville offer a full range of affordable dental care services, including dental exams and cleanings, teeth whitening, oral cancer screenings, dentures, partials, fillings, crowns, tooth extractions, root canal and implants. Fees are on a sliding income scale. http://mwchc.org/services
The Tennessee State University Dental Hygiene Clinic. The student clinic offers free dental screenings and basic cleanings for children and adults for $25. Details: 615-963-5791
Meharry Medical College's School of Dentistry also has a student clinic, which offers services such as fillings, dentures, crowns and bridges at about one-third of private practice rates. Meharry also has a free student-run Saltwagon Clinic in East Nashville that offers dental services on some Thursday evenings. Details on both clinics: 615-327-6900. ·
The YWCA is opening its Dress for Success Boutique to the public for the annual excess inventory sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the YWCA headquarters at 1608 Woodmont Blvd. Most prices range from $1 -$20. https://www.ywcanashville.com