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Board News

  • Fall 2018 Dentistry Board Newsletter NEW!

  • "H.3826" NEW!

  • Public Member Board vacancy seat

  • NEW BILL: S918 passed the General Assembly on May 9th, and was signed by the Governor on May 15th. The law establishes limitations on initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain management or postoperative pain management and designates exceptions to those limitations. This section of the bill is in effect now.

  • "ADA, CDC work together to clarify handpiece infection control recommendations" (March 16, 2018)

  • Joint Advisory Opinion of the South Carolina State Boards of Dentistry, Medical Examiners and Nursing Regarding the Administration of Neuromodulators including Botox

  • S. C. Board of Dentistry Sedation Permit Application Information

    On November 27, 2017, the South Carolina Board of Dentistry will begin accepting applications for Moderate Parenteral/Moderate Enteral and Deep/General Anesthesia Permit Applications. Full wording of the sedation regulations are posted on the Dental website under “Laws/Policies” at

    When submitting a permit application, please visit the Dental Board webpage at for access to applications and forms. Click on “Applications and Forms” in the gray box on the right side of the webpage. Detailed instructions for completing the sedation forms and required documentation are given on each sedation permit application. If you have questions while completing the permit application, you may contact the Dental Board office at 803-896-4599, or you may submit your questions by email to on the Dental Board website.

    Once you have completed the sedation application and the required documentation has been received and verified, you will be notified by an LLR inspector of the date and time of the onsite dental office inspection. All locations where sedation will be provided must be inspected and a permit granted. If you are a new applicant who is applying to practice dentistry in this state and offering dental sedation services, you must have an office inspection prior to providing sedation services. Other inspections will be scheduled systematically, but an inspection will not be required to continue existing services. Existing practitioners, however, do need to timely apply for a permit.

    Dental practitioners, who are not administering anesthesia themselves but are providing anesthesia for their patients by bringing in outside anesthesia personnel into their dental office, must meet the requirements as noted in the Dental Sedation Act and accompanying regulations, including the requirement to have equipment onsite in accordance with the same.

  • Sedation Permit Applications

  • "H. 3824 for Dentists"- PMP (SCRIPTS)

  • SC Code of Regulation 39-10 (A) (1) and 39-10 (A) (2) were amended and passed May 27, 2016:

    (1) All dental practices shall conform to and comply with the current recommendations and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relating to infection control practices for dentistry and/or dental offices.

    (2) It is the responsibility of all dentists and dental hygienists licensed by the State and all other personnel who are utilized by a licensed dentist who assist in a dental practice and may be exposed to body fluids such as blood or saliva to maintain familiarity with these recommendations and guidelines.

    Full wording of regulations is posted on the Dental Board website under "Laws/Policies" at

    For specific guidelines click on the following links:
  • Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings
  • Volunteer Clinic Requirements (pdf)

  • Specialty License Vs. General Dentist License (pdf)

  • Hydrocodone - HCP Background and Public Fact Sheet (pdf)

  • Fees
    The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation promulgated new regulations during the 2014 legislative session affecting professional and occupational renewal licensing fees. The fees for the South Carolina Board of Dentistry have been adjusted as published herein and will be effective during the renewal cycle with the deadline date of March 1, 2015. The new fee schedule may be found under “Licensure Information: Fees”.

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