The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) will soon be able to offer dental hygiene licensure candidates a new option to demonstrate readiness for practice. The American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) approved the use of a typodont for clinical examinations last week after reviewing an analysis and feasibility study.
The American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) will allow candidates for dental licensure to choose a non-patient-based restorative examination option to demonstrate readiness for practice. This format utilizes the CompeDont™ DTX, a new manikin tooth technology developed by the CDCA and Acadental, Inc.
We are pleased to share the news that California will now allow candidates who pass the ADEX examination in dentistry to move forward with initial licensure. The announcement comes after a Standards Compliance and Certification Review of the ADEX Dental examination conducted by the Office of Professional Examination Services.
The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) is introducing high-fidelity (alternative) item types to the ADEX Dental Skills Examination (DSE) OSCE. The purpose of introducing these new kinds of questions to further enhance the measurement of diagnosis, treatment planning, and other dental knowledge, clinical judgment, skills of licensure candidates. The CDCA anticipates psychometrically validated AITs will appear beside previously evaluated examination questions beginning in early 2020.
The Patient Centered CIF exam was approved by ADEX in 2014 and piloted five times at the University at Buffalo between January and May 2015. While the exam included the same content, scoring, and criteria of all other ADEX examinations, the Patient Centered CIF also had several key exam administration modifications. Here’s what you need to know.