What is HPS?

HPS is a group of licensed and Registered Dental Hygienists (RDHs) throughout the state that come into schools to clean teeth, apply fluoride and place sealants on teeth. HPS is part of the South Carolina State Dental Prevention Program.

What about costs

If your child has Medicaid or SCHIP, they will be billed and there will be no cost to you. If you have dental insurance, we will file for you and bill you for any amount your insurance does not pay. If you do not have Medicaid or dental insurance and need financial help, call 1-800-276-2398. You may qualify for "Partners for Healthy Children" or we can discuss payment arrangements.

How will I know when you see my child?

A letter will be sent home the day your child is seen. It will let you know what was done and if your child has any obvious cavities.

What if my child has a cavity?

We will give you a list of dentists in your area, and you may choose which dentist you would like your child to see.

How can my child be seen at school by HPS?

  1. Your school district becomes a prevention partner with HPS, a participating member of the SC Dental Prevention Program. After this happens:
  2. Look for a consent form to come home from the school. If you do not receive one, ask the school nurse for one. You must sign it at the bottom where it asks for Parent/Guardian signature or we cannot see your child. If your child currently sees a local dentist on a regular basis, your child may have already had these services done or be scheduled for this in their office. Medicaid and dental insurance will not cover cleanings and fluorides more than once every six months.

Serving SC Schools Since 2000-2001!

The HPS Dental Prevention Program can come to your school at no charge to the school or school district. Call 1-800-276-2398 or contact us today!

What is a sealant?

Sealants are thin plastic coatings that are painted in the grooves on the biting surfaces of back molar teeth to prevent and stop cavities. Read More

The Facts


Does your child have dental sealants?

Is your school part of the state dental prevention program?

If not, Ask Why!