Sweet tooth turned sour? Churches offer free dental clinics


SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Churches are giving back to communities by hosting mobile dental clinics through April.

The initiative, called Whole Health Kentucky, uses volunteer dental professionals to help restore physical health while also providing an outlet for churches to serve the people who live in nearby neighborhoods.

First Baptist Church of Shelbyville, Ky., hosts the next dental clinic on March 17. At each location will be a state-of-the-art mobile dental unit provided by the Kentucky Baptist Convention, in partnership with the North American Mission Board’s Send Relief.

Christian dentists and dental professionals working at a clinic in Bowling Green earlier this month treated 89 patients, made up of mostly refugees, with such services as cleanings, filings and extractions.

Dental clinics will be held:

  • March 17 – Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail, Shelbyville
  • March 31 – Bible Community Church, 3213 Portland Ave., Louisville
  • April 6 – Buck Run Baptist Church, 1950 Leestown R., Frankfort
  • April 14 – First Baptist Church of Pikeville,126 4th St., and Grace Baptist Churches, 160 Grace Trail, Pikeville
  • April 25 – BsideU for Life, 140 W Market St., Louisville
  • April 28 – Second Baptist Church, 720 W 7th St., Hopkinsville

For more information, visit kybaptist.org/wholehealth.


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I take issue with the use of the phrase "giving back". This implies that these churches have taken something from their communities; that they owe some sort of reparation. The fact is that these volunteers are giving to their communities for the glory of the Lord. They have not taken anything.

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