Mobile dental clinic opens in Kingsport for uninsured patients


A new dental clinic in Kingsport is providing free care to people in need. The Appalachian Miles for Smiles Mobile Dental Unit Opened Thursday.

This week is Tennessee Smile Power Week. The mobile unit was set up in the Kingsport Farmer's Market. If you missed out Thursday, it'll be there again Friday.

The overall goal is to have this unit at other events in the region including Remote Area Medical clinics.

"This is going to be a great asset to the community and it will remain here permanently to provide dental care for the people here," said Friends In Need Health Center Executive Director Bruce Sites.

The goal of the unit is to provide care for 1,500 uninsured patients.