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Located in our building, the VMC Dental Clinic uses professional dental clinicians to provide dental care and treatment to the homeless and low income of Knox County TN. Services are geared toward restoring dental health and extractions are provided only as a last resort. A volunteer hygienist is also available to provide cleanings.

VMC Dental Clinic
511 N. Broadway
(entrance on the Broadway side of the building)

Who we serve:

Uninsured Knox County TN residents (over the age of 18) who are literally homeless per
HUD standards
Uninsured Knox County TN residents (over the age of 18) in the HUD income range of
“Extremely Low” (0-30% AMI), regardless of housing status


if you are insured through TennCare or Medicare, please click here to find a dentist.

What we provide:

Cleanings (by appointment only)
Dentures/partials (for literally homeless community, by appointment)
Limited denture repair/adjustments


Services are free to the patient

Times of service:

Because we are staffed mainly by dental professionals who volunteer their time,
hours and days of service can vary. Please call 865-934-1746 to verify
In general, we are open:
Wednesdays 8:30-3:30, for literally homeless only
Fridays 8:00-11:30, for any eligible patient
We are also open on other weekdays when a provider is available.

What to bring:

People who are currently experiencing homelessness will need an intake packet
completed prior to being seen by the dental clinic. This paperwork can be
completed in the Refuge T/W/Th 9:00-noon.

Low-income Knox County residents can bring TN ID with a Knox County
address or copy of lease/utility bill with Knox County address and a current pay
stub, statement from an employer stating wages, Social Security awards letter, or
a food stamps letter. Other proof of income may also be accepted.

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