Delta Dental of Tennessee is supporting a new program that will make major dental work available to Tennessee residents who are disabled, elderly or seriously ill.
Tennessee Delta, Nashville, Tenn., says it is providing $60,000 in seed money to help the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, Denver, and Donated Dental Services of Tennessee, a foundation affiliate, start the free dental care program.
At least 36 other states already have free dental care programs, but Tennessee does not, according to Tennessee Delta.
Organizers of the new program are working with the Tennessee Dental Association, Franklin, Tenn., to set up the free care program, Tennessee Delta says.
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