SMILE ON 60+ is a system of outreach and care services designed to provide older adults age 60+ with transformational oral health care services. The program will evaluate, educate, and navigate seniors into dental homes.
Those who qualify for SMILE ON 60+ are: a minimum of 60 years old; a Tennessee state resident; mobile (able to self-transport or receive transport to clinic); have an income level below 200% poverty and be dentally uninsured. The program covers many common dental procedures including cleaning, extractions, fillings, and dentures for a $25 per visit facility fee. Assistance with transportation may be provided based on need.
The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (“TCAD”) is overseeing the administration of the grants. Because of the importance of this effort for older Tennesseans, TCAD and the five philanthropic organizations involved in the distribution of the grants all committed to continuing to work (for no compensation) and oversee these grants so that they achieve their overall purpose.