SC Smiles Dental
Physical Address (Myrtle Beach Office):
2411 North Oak Street, #403-O, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
• Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
• Saturday-Sunday: Closed
SC Smiles Dental
We are a nonprofit company dedicated to providing oral health care to disadvantaged children in South Carolina. The services that we provide include:
- Oral health education
- Fluoride treatments
- Referrals for other work
We are a school-based program. By seeing the children at their school, we can provide care to those who might not be able to go to dental office. Also, our emphasis is on treating children with no dental coverage and who might not be able to pay for regular dental care.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Any donations made to us are tax deductible.
South Carolina Dental Screening Associates, LLP set up a program to provide portable dentistry in schools. This solved the problem of children with access problems, those who couldn’t go to a dentist’s office. Unfortunately, there were many children without dental coverage and who were in families that could not pay for services. This was a big enough problem that Dental Screening Associates needed some help.
Our program, then using the name Classy Smiles, was set up as a nonprofit corporation to help those children who fell through the cracks. Our primary purpose is to raise money to pay for dental treatments for children without dental coverage and with no way to pay for treatment. So far, we have been successful in treating many children who might never have received dental services without our program.
We have recently changed our name from Classy Smiles to SC Smiles Dental. Our new name now emphasizes our South Carolina roots. We may have a new name, but we are still providing the same necessary services.
Also, we have recently added a new capability to our program. Previously we did our work inside the school buildings using portable equipment that we carried in. We recently got a recreational vehicle that we have refitted as a portable dental exam room. Now we can park this at a school and treat children in the RV. This gives us more flexibility in how we treat students. It will be especially useful if outside organizations are not allowed in the schools as happened during some of the recent COVID-19 restrictions.