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States Consider License Portability Legislation for Dentists and Dental Hygienists


License portability allows dentists and dental hygienists much more freedom in their mobility as it prevents the need to undergo licensure in different states. The American Dental Association, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Association of Dental Support Organizations, and the United States Department of Defense have been working on legislation to support interstate licensure agreements. The Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact standardizes credentials for oral health professionals and supports license portability. So far, more than 12 states are considering such compacts. Click here to read more.

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