NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Interfaith Dental, a dental clinic in Middle Tennessee, has received a grant that will allow the clinic to provide 1,500 dental appointments to nearly 400 families.
Oral health is incredibly important because it affects our overall health. If we have gum disease, we have a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, exasperated diabetes, and even respiratory diseases like COVID. -19. We can have worse results if we ‘don’t get taken care of,’ said Dr Rhonda Switzer-Nadasdi, CEO of Interfaith.
Interfaith Dental provides routine care as well as emergency dental care to low-income and uninsured patients with dental illnesses. Support is based on a sliding scale of fees based on income and family size.
The $ 200,000 grant was offered by AmeriGroup Tennessee.
“So for all of the people who are struggling to have these health needs met and to thrive in the community, we like to think that we are a pretty good beacon of hope because oral disease is preventable and treatable and that everyone should have the right to, ”Switzer-Nadasdi said.
Interfaith has been in Middle Tennessee for over 25 years. They tell us that when COVID-19 broke out, calls to their clinic increased by more than 30%.
Tennessee ranks 47th in the country for our overall level of dental health.
To make an appointment or find more information about Interfaith Dental, click here or call (615) 329-4790.
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