DHEC School-based Dental Prevention Program
The South Carolina Dental Practice Act 2003 established the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control's role in the coordination of a public health dental prevention program. This program uses public-private partnerships to deliver preventive dental services in public health settings, including schools, that address the needs of priority populations identified by DHEC using standard public health principles. Section 40-15-110 of the Dental Practice Act refers to DHEC and the delivery of preventive dental services through a public heath dental prevention program. The South Carolina Dental Practice Act 2003 can be accessed at: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t40c015.php The setting for which DHEC has established a public health dental prevention program is the South Carolina's public schools.
The providers that are currently engaged in a partnership with DHEC to deliver these services for the 2021-2022 school year include: