Pennsylvania Considers Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact
Following in the footsteps of Iowa — the pioneer — Washington, and Tennessee, Pennsylvania introduced legislation on July 25 to participate in the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact. After a minimum of seven states join the compact, portability of licensure for dentists and dental hygienists in member states will be established. Oral health professionals residing in compact member states will be eligible to apply for a “compact privilege,” so they can lawfully practice in other member states without needing to undergo each state’s licensure process. The compact supports the ability of dentists and dental hygienists to move freely, expands employment opportunities, and particularly helps military spouses who must frequently relocate. Click here to read more.