State law addresses dental screening.
Code of the District of Columbia 38–602. Examination requirements; certificates of health testing for lead poisoning and dental health.
(b) The Mayor shall establish requirements for periodic testing for lead poisoning and dental examinations.
Universal Health Certificate Instructions
This document provides instructions and guidance for the completion of the Universal Health Certificate. Regarding the dental screening, per the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the instructions recommend that children should visit the dentist for a screening and examination every six months.