For Patients

Patient FAQs


Q: When and where is the next MidMOM clinic?
A: The next MidMOM clinic will be held in 2023, at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, TN. Please continue checking back on our website, Facebook, and Instagram for more information.

Q: Do I need an appointment to receive care?
A: No, all patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. There are no tickets, vouchers, or appointment spots to be purchased or reserved.

Q: Do I need a driver’s license to receive care?
A:
No, patients are not asked for any type of identification or paperwork to receive treatment. There are no eligibility requirements.

Q: Can I receive care if I don’t live in Tennessee?
A:
Yes, there aren’t requirements or restrictions regarding who is eligible to receive treatment. We see patients on a first come, first serve basis until we reach capacity for the day.

Q: What treatment does MidMOM provide?
A:
We offer fillings, cleanings, and extractions based on the most immediate need. We are able to do a limited number of other procedures each year (excluding dentures, braces, crowns/capping teeth, extractions/procedures that require sedation). You will receive an exam from one of our volunteer dentists to determine what can be done at MidMOM in the time available with the resources available.

Q: Is there a limit to how much treatment I can receive?
A: Due to limited time, resources, and volunteers, we are limited to the amount and scope of treatment we can provide each patient. Our first priority is to treat your critical dental needs and alleiviate any dental pain. When you enter MidMOM, you will meet with one of our volunteer dentists to determine your treatment plan.

Q: Can I get a partial at MidMOM?
A: 
We are able to do a limited number of partials each year. Because each patient/case is different, condiseration for the complexity of the case and the time we have is taken to determine whether or not someone is a candidate.

Q: What services are NOT provided at MidMOM?
A
: Unfortunately, we are unable to provide dentures, braces, crowns/capping teeth, extractions/procedures that require sedation.

Q: Is there anything that would prevent me from receiving treatment?
A:
Yes. You’ll receive a medical exam to ensure you’re able to receive treatment. Some things may prevent you from receiving treatment include, but aren’t limited to: fever; uncontrollable, high blood pressure; history of bleeding; certain medications (immunosuppressants, blood thinners, etc.).

Q: Will food a water be provided?
A
: Yes. We will provide snacks, water, and juice during the clinic day. We encourage patients with special dietary needs or food allergies to bring their own snacks as options may be limited.

Q: What should I bring?
A:
We recommend bringing a list of your current medications and a one day supply of all medications. If you have children with you, please bring the appropriate supplies (diapers, bottles, food, etc.) for the day as these items will not be available through the clinic. Also, if you are diabetic, please bring appropriate snacks that you might require throughout the day.

Q: What kind of time frame should I expect when being seen at MidMOM?
A:
You should expect to spend the majority of your day with us. By the time you wait in line, have your medical screening, dental screening, and treatment completed, it could be a 6-8 hour (or longer) day. Please be prepared for that amount of time. We will provide breakfast and lunch to patients.

Year Round Clinics


Q: Where else can I receive dental care throughout the year?
A:
Please see the list below or visit this website for more information on local, year-round dental clinics that provide treatment for free or at reduced cost. Our goal is to connect patients with providers in order for patients to seek and receive dental care throughout the year.

Affordable Dentures
(901) 320 -9301
3481 Poplar Memphis, TN 38111
*open year-round, appointment required
 
Christ Community Health Services
Broad Avenue: (901) 842-3171
Frayser: (901) 842-3172
Hickory Hill: (901) 842-3173
Raleigh: (901) 842-3174
Third Street: (901) 842-3175
*open year-round, appointment required; Dental Walk-In Clinic available for the first 10 patients with acute problems on a first come, first serve basis beginning at at 7:30am with the following days/locations: Monday - Frayser, Tuesday - Broad, Wednesday - Raleigh, Thursday - Hickory Hill
www.christcommunityhealth.org
 
Christian Mobile Dental Clinic
(901) 347-5546
Moves around to different zip codes
www.bellevue.org/dental
 
Church Health Center
(901) 272-0003
1350 Concourse Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
*open year-round, appointment required
www.churchhealth.org
 
Concord Career College
(901) 202-7660
5100 Poplar (Clark Tower), Ste 150, Memphis, TN 38138
*open year-round, appointment required
www.concorde.edu
 
Tri State Community Health Center
(901) 572-1573
4041 Knight Arnold Rd, Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38118
*open year-round, appointment required
www.tristatechc.com
 
MidSouth Dental Center
(901) 346-2514
1707 Bender Road, Memphis, TN 38116
*open year-round, appointment required
 
University of Tennessee
(901) 448-6468
875 Union Avenue, Dunn Bldg, Memphis, TN 38163
*open year-round, appointment required
www.uthsc.edu/dentistry/patients/