The ADEX examination series consists of computer simulations and clinical examinations performed on patients and manikins. There are five skill-specific components including a high-fidelity computerized OSCE:
The ADEX examination is offered in a traditional format or patient-centered curriculum-based format (CIF). 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.
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 (Endo/Pros), Patient-Based, & Computer-Based)||$2,295*|
|Endodontics and/or Prosthodontics (Partial or Retake)||$1,125*|
|Patient-Based Periodontics and/or Restorative (Partial or Retake)||$1,080|
|DSE OSCE (Partial)||$990|
|DSE OSCE (Retake)||$400|
|*Includes new typodont rental for endo/pros|
|Additional Services & Fees:|
|Periodontal Scaling Non-Patient - Available January 2021||$200 (typodont fee)**|
|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)|
|**Periodontal typodont rental - Not included in ADEX exam registration|
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NOTE: A closed site is available to current graduates only. Please do not contact the school directly as they cannot make exceptions and do not have access to CDCA's registration system.