Oral Health Safety Net

Advancing Oral Health Equity in the Carolinas

A partnership between MUSC and The Duke Endowment to advance oral health equity in both North and South Carolina.

Deliverables include:

  1. Supporting TDE in the proliferation of school-based oral health programs that include prevention, treatment completion, and family empowerment
  2. Elevation of oral health as a priority for target populations through integrated delivery models
  3. A two-state research agenda that advances evidence-based oral health policies in care delivery and public health.

Rural Oral Health Advancements in Delivery Systems (ROADS)

ROADS is an Oral Health Workforce cooperative agreement. Its purpose is to reduce rural oral health disparities experienced by children and high-risk adults with diabetes through medical-dental integration that emphasizes improvements in preventive care and system performance. It is companion funding to a contract received by the DentaQuest Institute.

Special Adult Need Dentistry (SANDS)

SANDS is a dental network for adults with disabilities so that access to care is improved for those living in the coastal, rural communities of South Carolina. Centered around a Concierge at the Medical University of South Carolina, SANDS is supporting private practice dental partners through telehealth consultations and care planning as well as care coordination for adults on Intellectual Disability/Related Disabilities Waiver through Medicaid.