South Carolina dental hygiene students uncertain of licensure exam dates

South Carolina dental hygiene students' licensure exams are being delayed due to the pandemic, leading them to worry about the trajectory of their future careers.

The holds on licenses are prohibiting students from beginning their careers and rendering many unable to pay off their loans.

"There's 20 of us in our class and we were going to graduate the second part of May and several of us had plans to move out of state or to start a job somewhere else locally and unfortunately, because we can't get our license to practice, we can't be official registered dental hygienists," dental hygiene student Lindsay Sherrill told local CBS affiliate WTOC-TV.

Ms. Sherrill, like many of her classmates, took the written board after several postponements but is still waiting for word on when she can take her clinical board exam.

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