Naive??????????????? I'd hardly say we are naive regarding our comments. That's pretty obvious that states are doing this to keep others out.
Second, it's easy to get a license in NY, CA, CT, WA, and MN because of licensure by way of residency. Most students graduating from dental school end up in residencies. So, this really opens the door for them to apply to these states.
I see that some of the posts are clearly off track from what the orignal poster was saying. The original post was expressed by someone who has clearly been practicing for a number of years and then entered a residency to specialize.
Sorry, but, yes, there is definitely a need for change with licensure.