We are the home of the Nellie's Kids Dental Outreach Program. This is the first program of its type since 1988.
We have been fighting for over 30 years to improve the oral health of
at-risk and minority children!
This program provides education, no cost transportation, socially up lifting experiences, nutritious snacks and access to dental care in a home office near each family.
We also provide a high school mentoring program and homework assistance!
Our over all goal is to improve oral health and reduce dental caries, increase oral health awareness, increase the preventative approach to
oral health and stimulate interest in the profession of dentistry.
We have discovered that communication and partnership with parents in a dental home environment has improved oral health in Tenncare children in West Tennessee overall. We are proud to say that Shelby county has one of the largest populations in the state of Tennessee yet, cost the state less per capita!!! We believe this is largely due to our efforts over the past 30 years!
Education, Access to care, eliminating barriers to care and lots of heart make a real difference!
MAKE YOUR CHILD A NELLIE'S KID TOO!!!