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.

For specific guidelines click on the following links:

S.C. Code of Laws Title 40 Chapter 15 Dentists, Dental Hygienists And Dental Technicians

S.C. Code of Laws Title 15, Chapter 79 - Medical Malpractice

S.C. Code of Regulations Chapter 39 State Board Of Dentistry

S.C. Code of Laws Title 40 Chapter 1 Professions And Occupations

Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings

Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Setting - 2003

Board Policies