The Coalition continues to strive for licensure portability for dentists and dental hygienists across the country. The Coalition supports the Dentist and Dental Hygienist (DDH) Compact as a way to increase licensure portability and access to care.
What is the DDH Compact?
The DDH Compact is an interstate occupational licensure compact. Interstate compacts are constitutionally authorized, legally binding, legislatively enacted contracts among states.
The DDH Compact allows licensed dentists and dental hygienists in good standing the opportunity to practice in other compact member states, without having to go through the often expensive and time-intensive process of applying for a license in each state.
Download the following resources for additional information:
- Review the DDH Compact Legislation (PDF), a project funded by the Department of Defense
- The DDH Compact Fact Sheet (PDF) provides clarity about the interstate licensure compact
- DDH Compact FAQs (PDF)
Find more ways to advocate by reviewing the DDH Compact Toolkit. Here you will find useful information and be sure to look for the Letter of Support Template. Use it to reach out to your Representative/Senator to convey the importance of the DDH Compact.