Free dental care offered at Meharry Medical College Saturday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Meharry Medical College in Tennessee and health care provider Remote Area Medical are offering free dental care at an event this week.

They will provide free cleanings, fillings, extractions and dental X-rays on Saturday on Meharry’s campus in Nashville during Oral Health Day. Services will be provided to up to 600 uninsured or underinsured Middle Tennessee residents, according to a news release from the school.

There will also be free kidney screenings provided by the Tennessee Kidney Foundation, the release said.

Remote Area Medical is a nonprofit provider of mobile medical clinics that delivers free dental, vision and medical care to people in need.

To receive treatment, patients must be at least 18 years old. They will be seen on a first come, first served basis. Services are free, and no insurance or identification is required.

Check-in is at Henry A. Moses Ph.D. Alumni Hall on Meharry’s campus. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 6 a.m. Services will be available at 7 a.m. No children will be permitted. Care will be provided by Meharry dental students, Meharry School of Dentistry alumni and volunteer dental students and providers.

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