State law addresses dental screening.
DHEC 2017-2018 SC Oral Health Statewide Screenings
Dept. of Health and Environmental conduct statewide dental screenings of children K-3rd grade every 5 years
SC DHEC Oral Health Screenings in School Settings
SC DHEC recommends oral screenings for students entering grades pre-K-1
SC MASS SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
SC DHEC recommends dental screenings for students in grades K, 3, 7, and at least once in grades 9-12
South Carolina Code of Laws 44-8-10. Targeted community program for dental health education screening and treatment referral in public schools; coordination of efforts; promulgation of regulations; Acknowledgment of Dental Screening.
The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall implement a targeted community program for dental health education, screening, and treatment referral in the public schools for children in kindergarten, third, seventh, and tenth grades or upon entry into a South Carolina school. The department shall target three to five counties of need.