2017 Healthcare Hero Award
We are excited to announce that on July 21st at the Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, the students and volunteers of Healing Hands Health Center’s Dental Clinic were awarded a 2017 Healthcare Hero Award by The Business Journal of Tri-Cities TN/VA. Through the use of volunteers, we are able to provide our services at a minimal fee of $20 for dental cleanings, $35 for dental visits and $50 for oral surgery; however, no patient is turned away for their inability to pay.
Our clinic partners with both the East Tennessee State University Dental Hygiene Program and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN. Our volunteers include dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, patient eligibility screeners and lay volunteers. These students and volunteers have had 22,500 patient visits over the last 20 years, providing free or low-cost services with a market value of more than $4 million.