Virginia Enacts DDH Compact

As of March 8, 2024, five states have enacted the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact into law. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed SB 22, the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact, into law making Virginia the fifth state to enact the compact joining Iowa, Washington, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Twelve additional states have introduced the compact as of March 2024 including:

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania

Stay up to date on legislative activity by accessing the compact map.

The compact will be operationalized following the enactment by seven states. Once seven states join, a commission consisting of one representative from each state will be formed and will create the rules and application process. Any state that joins after the initial seven will also have representation on the commission. The representative will be a designee from each state’s licensing authority.

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