The SC Oral Health Coalition (SCOHC) is comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders from private practice, public health, health care, academia and communities who are familiar with practice issues related to health care. The Division of Oral Health (DOH) staff work closely with the SCOHACC and it is considered part of the oral health infrastructure in South Carolina.

The SCOHC was formed in November 2003 with the purpose of developing oral health promotion and disease activities at the state and community levels.  These activities are intended to support the objectives in the South Carolina State Oral Health Plan (SCSOHP) and address lifespan oral health problems and issues affecting the state’s population.  Over the last 12 years, through key partnerships, the SCOHC has expanded their state-wide network of stakeholders, consistently received funding to forward oral health improvement objectives, and have contributed to the success in reducing children’s oral health complications by addressing key priorities of the SCSOHP.
Webpage Contents:

Oral Health Coalition Toolbox

Oral Health Coalition Membership Form

South Carolina’s State Oral Health Plan


Oral Health Forum Presentations

Welcome to the 16th Annual Oral Health Forum

External HPV Campaign

Integration of Oral Health in the Medical Setting

Improving Health through Oral Health Integration

The Safe and Effective Treatment of Pregnant Women and Infants

Inflammation from Poor Oral Health and Chronic Disease

Palmetto Panda

Perinatal Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement Regional Presentation

How Gum Disease Affects the Whole Body

Improving the Public Perception of the Value of Oral Health

Changing Public Perception about Oral Health: Actions of One State Oral Health Program

The Impact of a Social Marketing Campaign and Innovative Message Delivery and Prevention Education

Health Marketing and Social Media: Changing Perception and Behavior