The Knox County Health Department dental clinic is located at 140 Dameron Avenue, on the second floor. We provide safety net dental services to Knox County residents including preventative, restorative and emergency treatment at a nominal fee.
Qualifications for Dental Services
In order to qualify for dental services, patients are required to present three documents on their first visit:
- Photo ID
- Proof of Income
- Proof of Residence (last 30 days)
About Office Hours and Appointments
The dental clinic is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All patients are scheduled on a "next-day" basis. As a courtesy to others, please be on time for your appointments. If you are late, we may need to reschedule your appointment.
You may save time at your visit by printing the following forms and bringing them with you to your appointment.
Missed appointments are strongly discouraged. If you need to cancel an appointment, please call our scheduling coordinators 24 hours in advance at 865-215-5110. If you repeatedly miss appointments, you may no longer qualify for services. Please notify us of any problems that keep you from your appointment.
How to Pay for Services
Payment is due at the time of your visit. There is $5 co-pay for adult patients and a $20 co-pay for prenatal patients. Some patients will be charged on a sliding fee basis. There is no co-pay for patients on TennCare or Ryan White programs.
Dental emergencies will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or seek care at your nearest emergency room.
Address or Telephone Number Change
If you change your address or telephone number or have an unlisted telephone number, please notify us. This information will help keep our records current.
School-Based Dental Preventive Services
Our school-based program provides preventive dental sealants, oral hygiene education, dental screening and referral to private dentists as appropriate. These services are offered free of charge to all children in grades K – 8 at selected schools. Schools are selected based on the percentage of students at the school receiving free and reduced lunches. Schools with more than 50% of students receiving free lunches can be selected for the program.
Click here for more information about our School-based Dental Preventive Program.