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CMDL news, resources & events

Explore viewpoints on licensure reform, find resources and learn how your organization can get involved.
The Coalition’s policy on initial licensure and licensure portability.
Episode 92, Point of interest is at minute 6:50.
The Coalition advocates for licensure portability for dentistry and dental hygiene.

Licensure information map

View licensure requirements for your state, including details about initial licensure and licensure by credentials.

Webinars, podcasts and recordings

August 2021 recording: Dentistry and dental hygiene compact kickoff meeting hosted by CSG

With funding from the U.S. Department of Defense, the Council of State Governments (CSG) is partnering with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) to develop an interstate compact for licensure portability. Recognizing both the importance and complexity of dentistry and dental hygiene licensure, in August 2021 CSG gathered a team of leaders and experts from the dental industry to discuss the background and importance of this project. State leaders, subject matter experts and members of the profession enjoyed a robust conversation on the future of licensure and mobility. Learn more about the interstate compact by listening to the meeting recording or reading the transcript.

Listen to the August 2021 podcast

July 2021 Podcast: How licensure reform will benefit dental hygienists

Coalition Chair Dr. Joseph Crowley speaks with American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) leaders about the impact of licensure reform for dental hygienists.

Listen to the July 2021 podcast

July 2021 Coalition webinar: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dental licensure reform

This July 2021 webinar explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dental licensure landscape, including ethical issues, questions of portability and the progress that will result from these new insights.

60 minutes | Watch webinar on the impact of Covid-19 on licensure

Short segments from the main webinar are also available.

Initial licensure

12 minutes | Watch webinar on initial licensure now

Licensure portability

11 minutes | Watch webinar on licensure probability now 

Ethics and impact of COVID-19

7 minutes | Watch webinar on ethics and impact of COVID-19 now

Coalition update

7 minutes | Watch webinar on Coalition update now

Questions and answers

17 minutes | Watch webinar on questions and answers now

May 2019 Introduction to the Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure

In this May 2019 webinar, members of the Executive Committee describe the mission, goals and structure of the Coalition and outline the reasons for change.

31 minutes | Watch May 2019 webinar now

October 2019 Webinars: Coalition for Modernizing Dental Licensure inaugural meeting

The following webinars were recorded at the Coalition’s inaugural session in October 2019.

Executive Committee session

Executive Committee members outline Coalition mission, goals and structure and emphasize the reasons for change.

31 minutes | Watch Executive Committee session now

A case study in success

Dr. Monty MacNeil, CMDL Executive Committee member and former Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, explores the licensure reform process in Connecticut.

12 minutes | Watch a case study in success now

Advocacy in action

David Owsiany, Executive Director of the Ohio Dental Association, discusses issues to consider when advocating for licensure reform.

12 minutes | Watch advocacy in action webinar now

Personal impact

Dr. Lindsey Yates, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, shares her perspective and the impact of dental licensure on her life choices.

10 minutes | Watch personal impact webinar now

Get details on the next Coalition meeting.
Add your voice to the organizations calling for dental licensure reform.
Questions? Email the Coalition at or call 800.232.1352.