Medicaid covers dental services as part of a comprehensive set of benefit. Children receive these services as part of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit. Dental services must minimally include relief of pain and infections, restoration of teeth, and maintenance of dental health. In 2016, there over 873,000 visits to the dentist, representing approximately two visits per dental patient. The reports below provide the unique count of South Carolina Medicaid dental visits by paid fiscal year and plan type by various attributes such as gender and race.