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FAQ about the Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure (CMDL)

We’ve put together a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure.  If you have other questions or need more information, please contact us at  


TARP Report

The report of the Task Force on Assessment of Readiness to Practice (TARP) outlines the current issues with dental licensure and how stakeholders can implement change. 

The report addresses two priority concerns with the existing licensure process in place in most states: 1) the use of single encounter, procedure-based examinations on patients as part of the licensure examination, and 2) mobility challenges that are unduly burdensome and unnecessary for ensuring patient safety. Download and read the full report.

Download the Task Force Report