Oral Health Day 2019 continues to provide dental services to those in need



The third annual Oral Health Day March 9, 2019—a collaboration between Remote Area Medical, the American Student Dental Association and the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry—continued to provide oral health services for Middle Tennessee’s uninsured.


This year saw the assembled dentists, dental students, professors and other health care workers performing just over 600 dental services for more than 300 patients with an estimated $162,000 in value—all for free.


The clinic opened at 7 a.m. and took care of patients on a first-come-first-served basis throughout the day. Patients braved severe weather in the area and stood in line outside of the Henry A. Moses, Ph.D. Alumni Center to take advantage of the services.


Here are a few scenes from 2019 Oral Health Day.


Meharry student checks patient's blood pressure.


Patients sit in a waiting area for dental care.


Room filled with dentist stations occupied by patients and Meharry students.


Meharry student cleans patient's teeth..


Dr. Hildreth observes students at work.



Meharry students examine patient's teeth in a dentist's chair.