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Open House for Maury County Dental Clinic

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 07:42am

NASHVILLE  − Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, will join other state and local officials on Tuesday, October 22, for an open house at the Maury County Health Department Dental Clinic in Columbia.

The Maury County Health Department Dental Clinic provides comprehensive dental care for children and targeted populations of uninsured adults. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on income. The state-of-the-art clinic is staffed by a full-time dentist and two full-time dental assistants. Through a partnership with the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, fourth-year students at the Meharry School of Dentistry provide services in two-week rotations at this clinic.

In the past year, providers have treated more than 624 patients and have delivered more than 2,900 procedures at this facility. The total value of the services provided to patients at the facility during the last fiscal year is more than $207,000. 

 

 Who:   John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health

               David Reagan, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Department of Health

               Leslie Humphreys, MPA, Assistant Commissioner for Community Health Services, Tennessee Department of Health

               Rick Long, Director of Regional and Local Health, Tennessee Department of Health

               Jan BeVille, MD, Community Health Services Medical Director, Tennessee Department of Health

               Suzanne Hayes, DDS, Oral Health Services Director, Tennessee Department of Health

               Ami Mitchell, South Central Regional Director, Tennessee Department of Health

               Elizabeth Cook, MS, RD, Maury County Health Director, Tennessee Department of Health

               Cherae Farmer-Dixon, DDS, Dean of the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

               Sen. Joey Hensley, District 28                                                          

What:  Open House at Maury County Health Department Dental Clinic

When:  Tuesday, October 22, 1:30 p.m., Central Time

Where:  1909 Hampshire Pike                                   
                  Columbia, Tenn.  38401

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Bill Christian, 615-741-2308 or Bill.Christian@tn.gov; Janet McAlister, 931-490-8335 or Janet.McAlister@tn.gov

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