Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 03 October 2012 16:30
A South Carolina senator wants the state to explore the idea of checking dental offices for unsafe conditions. The practice would be similar to the way restaurants are checked for bad food and the overall conditions.
Sen. Harvey Peeler came up with the idea after learning routine checks were not conducted in South Carolina. The number of states that perform such checks is in the double digits. Barbershops and hair salons in South Carolina are routinely checked for cleanliness.
Other lawmakers in the state believe it would at least make sense to explore the idea of performing routine checks on dental offices.