State law addresses dental screening.
216-RICR-20-10-4.17 Dental Health Screening
A. Every student who has not been previously enrolled in a public or non-public school in this state must be given a dental screening by a licensed dentist, licensed dental hygienist, or a licensed public health dental hygienist with at least three (3) years of clinical experience.
- Thereafter, every student must be given an annual dental screening by a licensed dentist, dental hygienist, or a licensed public health dental hygienist through the fifth (5th) grade and must be screened at least once between the sixth (6th) and tenth (10th) grades. a. Provided, however, that dental screenings for students in kindergarten, third and ninth grades must be performed by a licensed dentist.