Debt,At the free clinic, dental coordinator John Osborn said the business of dentistry works against caring for the poor. "I have a son who is a Meharry School of Dentistry. That is where I graduated from. They talk us into helping people. He'll have between $300,000 and $400,000 in student debt. Can he take TeenCare Medicaid patients or go out and help people?" If he does, said Osborn, he will still need to figure out how to pay his bills. "He's gotta do something else to make up the money.