What the Experts had to Say About Us

Since the new Medicaid program took effect in 2000, many new and innovative ways to deliver dental care have developed in South Carolina. Several of these methods include dental care delivered by dental vans. The SCDA supports these van units that are operating to deliver dental care to areas in our state that most need care.

Dr. Reese and the Carolina Access Van deliver an invaluable service to my elementary students. We have a population that is under-served and in much need of even basic dental care. They provide a positive experience for the students whether a routine dental cleaning or a more involved procedure. They are my "first responders" when I have a chiild needing dental care.

Students in South Carolina's Lancaster County School District have the opportunity to benefit from comprehensive dental services provided at each school site. Dr. John Reese's Dental Access Carolina state-of-the-art mobile dental program has provided six years of dental care to students who otherwise might have fallen through the cracks. Our district selected Dental Access Carolina as the dentistry service provider for our students due to their ability to provide comprehensive and follow-up dental services as compared to sealant only programs. Students learn better and feel better when their dental needs are met.

Rock Hill School District Three of York County has successfully collaborated with Dental Access Carolina for several years. Our association with Dr. John Reese and his staff has provided our students with a dental care option during school hours which in many cases would be the only dental care available to them. Dr. Reese is also a valuable resource to our nursing staff as they address the daily health needs of our students. We hope that our success with inclusion of this mobile dental care unit into our school day K-12 will serve as a model for other districts. Of first concern in our efforts to fully engage all students in their education is to assist families in meeting basic needs. Dental Access Carolina is an asset in making that happen in Rock Hill.