Dental Clinic Program
The Dental Clinic offers tooth extractions to alleviate the pain of our patients. The Friday clinics are available to anyone in need, regardless of employment status, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Clinics are held when Dentists are available. Call to confirm the schedule.
Dental Clinic Services
To Be Eligible for Services:
Persons must be at least 18 years of age
Without a regular dental care provider and without dental care benefits
If taking a blood thinner medication, must have your doctor’s permission and have not taken the medication in 10 days prior to the extraction
Referrals to dental specialists
Cost of Services:
Dental Clinic: Cash only – $60 for the first tooth extracted; $20 for each additional extraction
Vouchers valued at $40 to be applied to the first extraction can be obtained through the Help Center (621 S. Court St. Florence) for Lauderdale County residents and at the Colbert Caring Center (108 N. Water St. Tuscumbia) and the Sheffield First Presbyterian Church (130 E. 5th St. Sheffield) for Colbert County residents.
Hours of Operation:
The Dental Clinic strives to provide services on Fridays when there is a Volunteer Dentist available. As the Dental Clinic is operated under the care of Volunteer Dentists, it is recommended you call to confirm the calendar for upcoming dental sessions.
The Dental Clinic does not take appointments. Patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis on the days when dental clinics are held. It is recommended that you arrive early to get a place in line. The clinic opens at 7:00 AM and the first 10 patients in line are admitted.
The Dental Clinic Program provides an opportunity for volunteer dentists who hold professional standing and medical liability insurance. Dental Clinics are offered on Friday mornings and offer tooth extractions for patients who are low income, and who do not have any dental insurance. The clinic is always interested in dental professionals who wish to give back to the community by participating in our program.
The clinic is able to assist dental patients who cannot afford full price of a tooth extraction. Potential patients are vetted through Charity Tracker at various community service programs who distribute the Dental Vouchers on the clinic’s behalf. Vouchers are presented at the Dental Clinic at the time of receiving the service.
Vouchers, valued at $40 to be applied to the cost of the first tooth extraction, can be obtained through the Help Center (621 S. Court St. Florence) for Lauderdale County residents, from the Colbert Caring Center (108 N. Water St. Tuscumbia), and the Sheffield First Presbyterian Church (130 E. 5th St. Sheffield) for Colbert County residents.