Jefferson Rural Clinic
“Bringing Smiles Back” Dental Program
Jefferson Rural Clinic will provide low-cost dental care for the citizens of Jefferson and Grainger Counties. The service will be provided to those ages 19 and older whose household income is less than 200% of the federal poverty level (this income level qualifies 30% of the households in these counties). With household incomes in the poverty level, families are less likely to spend scare funds on dental care-the dental care that affects their overall health. A full-time dentist, a registered dental assistant and a dental hygenist will be hired. The dental clinic will provide over 4,000 appointments treating approximately 2,500 patients.