Terms & Definitions

The Interstate Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensure Compact developed by AADB references the terms and conditions below.

The AADB Clearinghouse

The AADB Clearinghouse is used by jurisdictions that are Member States. It is a database first created in 1988 when boards began to share information regarding adverse actions of licensees. Now a secure, online portal, this information is accessed by board administrators, executive directors, investigators and others processing licenses and seeking historical information regarding applicants. It does not house general application information. The Clearinghouse currently houses data affiliated with thousands of dental health professionals.

The AADB Licensure Repository

The AADB Licensure Repository is the centralized database for the needs of applicants for Compact Privilege and Member States. Dental professionals will use the Repository to upload required documentation, send application information, and if they choose, permanently house documents for future needs. Member States will access information in the Repository to retrieve/receive information from Dental professionals.

The Interstate Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensure Compact requires legislation to be passed to become active. Five jurisdictions must approve legislation for activation.

Read the Interstate Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensure Compact here.

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