The mission of the Interfaith Dental Clinic is to restore, protect and improve the oral health of uninsured low-income, employed persons, their children and the elderly in the greater Nashville area through access to affordable, quality dental care, oral disease prevention services and oral health education. Goals of the Interfaith Dental Clinic are: To offer affordable dental care for Middle Tennessee’s working poor and elderly, To improve patients’ self esteem by restoring their appearance, Increase employability and work attendance by lessening pain and improving appearance, To educate patients about proper oral hygiene and nutrition to break the cycle of tooth decay. We service eight counties throughout Middle Tennessee. They include; Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson. During our 07-08 fiscal year we recorded over 7,043 patient visits, a 15% increase. All of our patients pay on a sliding fee scale, based in income and family size.