Mobile clinic in Kingsport provides free dental care for people in need

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- Thursday afternoon organizers with Friends in Need in Kingsport set up shop just outside the farmers market so that dozens of people in need received free dental care.


Bruce Sites is the Executive director of Friends in Need and said Thursday’s event was the first of its kind, partnering with Shades of Grace ministries downtown.

Sites said they hoped to see at least 60 patients by the end of the day on Friday.

“According to their minister, Will Shewey, their greatest need is dental treatment and treatment of dental pain, so we thought it was a good place to start to use this opportunity to provide to the most needed in Kingsport,” Sites said.

Sites said they hope to hold at least a dozen more events just like this across the Tri-Cities region.

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