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The South Carolina State Dental BoardΒ was established to ensure that every dentist and dental hygienist practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. The practice of these professions is a privilege granted by the State. The Board of Dental Examiners is responsible for licensure, monitoring and ensuring the safe practice of dentists and dental hygienists in their service to the people of South Carolina.

The purpose of the South Carolina State Dental BoardΒ is to ensure that the dental profession merit and receive the confidence of the public and that only qualified persons be permitted to practice dentistry and dental hygiene in the state of South Carolina. The State Dental Board is entrusted to promote service excellence in dentistry and to protect the public through licensure, education and enforcement of standards with fairness and integrity.

The Board of Dental Examiners is responsible for the protection of the public by governing and regulating the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in South Carolina. The Board examines, licenses, and registers applicants whom it finds qualified to practice dentistry and dental hygiene. The Board also makes and amends reasonable rules and regulations governing the conduct of all dental examiners.

The South Carolina State Dental Board oversees licensed individuals who provide dental services within the state. You can contact the board if you have questions or need to renew your South Carolina dentist license. The state dental board also accepts complaints against licensed and unlicensed individuals, investigates allegations, and takes disciplinary actions for violations of law. The goal of the South Carolina board of dentistry is to protect the oral health, safety and welfare of citizens.

The Board of Dental Health Care and the Dental Hygienist Committee oversees the practice of dentistry, dental hygiene, dental assisting, expanded function dental auxiliary, and community dental health coordinator in South Carolina. The board sets professional and educational standards to obtain and maintain licenses for dentist, dental hygiene, dental assistants, expanded function dental auxiliary, and community dental health coordinator practicing in South Carolina.

The board also investigates complaints from the public about unprofessional or unethical conduct, and takes disciplinary action when required.

We suggest to check out the state dental board website as they may now offer online services such as filing a complaint, to see if a licensee needs to renew a license or make a name or address change, to see if an applicant is seeking a permit or license or if a consumer is trying to find out information about an South Carolina licensed dentist. You can visit their site online.

DENTAL PRACTICE ACTConsumer Protection for Dental Patients

LICENSE APPLICATIONS

LICENSE RENEWAL

LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

LICENSE VERIFICATION

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Board Of Dentistry Office Location


South Carolina Board Of Dental Examiners

110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, South Carolina 29210

Board Of Dentistry Phone Number

(803) 896-4300

Board Of Dentistry Email Address

You can email the state board at Dentistry@llr.sc.gov

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