Dental (ADEX)

The ADEX examination series consists of computer simulations and clinical examinations performed on patients and manikins. There are five skill-specific clinical and simulated clinical examinations:

  • Diagnostic Skills Exam OSCE (computer-based)
  • Endodontic (manikin)
  • Prosthodontic (manikin)
  • Restorative (patient-based) (anterior & posterior)
  • Periodontal (patient-based) (optional, based on state requirements)

For more extensive information please download the Candidate Manual. Candidates should contact the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice to confirm all requirements for licensure in that jurisdiction.

International Graduates
Internationally-trained candidates (other than a Canadian graduate) wishing to sit for the ADEX dental examination series administered by CDCA must first contact the state where they wish to practice to verify eligibility. Click here for additional information.

Examination Fees: Dental (ADEX)
Full Exam (Manikin, Patient-Based, & Computer-Based)$2,250*
Endodontics and/or Prosthodontics (Partial or Retake)$1,080*
Periodontics and/or Restorative (Partial or Retake)$1,080
DSE OSCE (Partial)$990
DSE OSCE (Retake)$400
*Includes new typodont rental
Additional Services & Fees:
Facility Fee (varies by exam site)Refer to Facility Fee & Information Sheet
Late Registration Fee (non-refundable)$500 (Manikin & Patient-Based only)
Exam Deferral (non-refundable)$100
Refund (post deadline)$100
Score Report$35 (per address)
Score Certification$50
Exam Appeal$400