The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC), an independent copyright licensing agency, has introduced its Umbrella License for Pediatric Dentists. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has partnered with the MPLC to offer this license to its members, allowing dentists and orthodontists to show movies and other children’s programming in a copyright-compliant manner. Through their agreement, AAPD members can obtain the Umbrella License at a discounted rate.

The license includes performance rights to show movies, popular children’s programs, educational documentaries, and other audiovisual content for entertainment purposes in patient waiting rooms and exam rooms. Members can show movies from more than 425 Hollywood studios, independent, special interest, children-related, and foreign producers. Once they have a license, practice administrators can rent or purchase movies and play them without any further reporting.