Monthly Archives: October 2020

Webinar Highlights 2021 ADEX Dental Hygiene Exams for State Boards

For immediate release, October 30, 2020 | Linthicum Heights, MD

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Dental and Dental Hygiene Board and Executive Board Staff from at least 33 jurisdictions across the United States participated with us virtually to learn about ADEX licensure pathways for the upcoming year.

The ADEX Dental Hygiene Examination consists of two parts, a computerized Objective Structured Clinical Examination (CSCE OSCE) and in-clinic skills evaluation, Patient Treatment Clinical Examination (PTCE) or Manikin Treatment Clinical Examination (MTCE).

The CDCA-produced webinar highlighted the outcomes each exam part, including the MTCE non-patient portion utilizing the ADEX approved typodont, first offered in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also provided information regarding enhancements set for release in the 2021 examination season.

CDCA Board of Directors Vice-Chair Dr. Mark Armstrong, Assistant Director of Examinations Dr. Stuart Blumenthal, and Senior Advisor Pat Connolly-Atkins, RDH explained how modifications to the typodont will increase the fidelity of the non-patient examination. A similar event detailing options for 2021 dental examinations took place in September.

Through highly coordinated efforts with schools, CDCA has been able to deliver patient, non-patient or hybrid examinations where local and state regulations permit.

CDCA representatives are available to support state boards at upcoming meetings on request. Click here to contact us.

Nominations for Outstanding Service Honor Sought

For immediate release, October 1, 2020 | Linthicum Heights, MD

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Nominations can now be submitted for the 2021 Guy Shampaine Award. The honor goes to one CDCA member whose outstanding efforts embody our values of service, dedication, and integrity.

Dr. Guy Shampaine served as a CDCA Board Member-at-Large from 2003-2006, Vice-Chair from 2007-2011, and Chair from 2011-2015. The winner Guy Shampaine Award is announced once a year, at the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments January Annual Meeting.

Dr. David Perkins (center) received the 2020 Guy Shampaine Award. Also shown, Dr. Shampaine, pictured right, Dr. Harvey Weingarten, pictured left.

Dr. David Perkins (pictured left, center) received the 2020 Guy Shampaine Award. (Also shown, former CDCA Chairman and award namesake Dr. Shampaine, right, and current board chair Dr. Harvey Weingarten, pictured left.)

Nominations for this award are welcomed from not only CDCA members, but also from dental profession educators and the public.

Nominations must be received by October 31, 2020.