Interstate Compacts & License Portability

The Council of State Governments (CSG) is partnering with the Department of Defense (DoD), the American Dental Association (ADA), and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) to support the mobility of licensed dentists and dental hygienists through the development of a new interstate compact. This compact will create reciprocity among participant states, and reduce the barriers to license portability.

The initial draft of the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact is now online and the public comment period will begin next week. CSG will be hosting weekly Zoom review sessions to explain the compact section by section, on Wednesdays at 1 pm ET beginning August 3. The registration link for these sessions is below. We encourage comments, questions and suggestions on compact language to be submitted via the feedback survey to ensure comments are captured.

Survey link will be posted on the webpage below during the first week of August.

Thanks again for your participation in the development of the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact!

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CODHA/UDHA and CSG Informational Webinar August 30, 2022 7-8pm MT *No CE credits will be given for this webinar*

CODHA will be hosting a webinar on August 30th at 7pm MT with Matt Shafer, Deputy Policy Director for the National Center on Interstate Compacts. Matt will be presenting about the project progress so far and next steps. This webinar is open to any dentists and dental hygienists in any state. Register at and share with your colleagues.