KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- A local nonprofit started when one man found out over 18,000 people in Sullivan County could not afford dental care.

Frank Waldo created Appalachian Miles for Smiles, a mobile dental unit offering free care.

Thursday and Friday it is set up in Kingsport at First Broad Street United Methodist Church.

The unit travels all over Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia throughout the year.

Waldo said last year the clinic served over 3,000 people in our region.

Waldo said it is made made possible by dentists and dental hygienists who volunteer their time.

The events Thursday and Friday are full but here is a list of where you can get free dental care next month. Make sure to call ahead and schedule an appointment: 423.378.2267. You can see a full calender of events by clicking here.

Waldo said they are always looking for volunteers. To find out how you can get involved you can visit Appalachian Miles for Smiles webpage here.

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