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DHEC School-based Dental Prevention Program

The South Carolina Dental Practice Act 2003 established the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's role in coordination of a public health dental prevention program using public-private partnerships to deliver preventive dental services in public health settings that address the needs of priority populations identified by 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.