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Mandated Dental Program

The mandated dental program requires the completion of dental examinations by a dentist licensed within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dental hygienists may NOT complete the mandated examinations, including Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioners (PHDHP).
Schools choosing to use mobile dentists must ensure that the dentist is licensed within the Commonwealth, that the examinations are completed by a dentist and that examinations in the mandated grades (K or 1st grade, 3rd grade and 7th grade) are provided free-of-charge to students.
Pennsylvania Laws and Regulations Specific to Dental Health Programs
28 PA Code (Regulations)
Updated: January 2018