Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact Model Legislation

CSG and a diverse group of stakeholders including ADA, ADHA, state regulators, and others wrote the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact model legislation over the course of two years. After an extensive public review process it was finalized in January 2023.

To introduce the legislation in your state, please use the model legislation linked below.

This project is funded by the Department of Defense.
The following language must be enacted into law by a state to officially join the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact.
No substantive changes should be made to the model language. Any substantive changes may jeopardize the enacting state’s participation in the Compact.

The Council of State Governments National Center for Interstate Compacts reviews state compact legislation to ensure consistency with the model language. Please direct inquiries to Jessica Thomas at

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