Dental Exam Calendar

In order to register for any portion of the Dental Exam candidates will need to create an online profile. A complete CDCA profile includes a mandatory photo, proof of graduation, and payment of the appropriate fees.

To avoid late registration fees, the application process must be completed before the registration deadline to allow time for verification. All requests to withdraw from the examination must be received by the application deadline to receive a refund. Candidates requesting to withdraw after the application deadline will be charged a $100 admin fee and have their paid exam fees applied to a future examination.

If “Wait List” is noted in the Status column, you can request to be put on the waiting list by clicking the link. Be sure to include the name of the school you request in your message. NOTE: Once you send a message your name will be added to the waiting list, you do not need to email to confirm or follow-up. If a spot becomes available, you will receive a message from our Candidate Services Team.

All waiting list requests are managed by the CDCA, host schools have no participation in the registration process and should not be contacted about registration and scheduling. Contacting the host school may result in you being moved to the bottom of the waiting list.

Dental Exam Calendar

Dental Exam Calendar - Traditional and Retakes

The following is a list of traditional examination sites and dates, some affected by mandated COVID-19 closures. CDCA is working diligently to reschedule all examinations. Dates provided are subject to change due to local conditions. You may search by school, city, or state abbreviation in the search box or use "Previous" and "Next".

Dates for the Traditional Spring 2021 exams will be posted by mid-December.

Candidates are encouraged to visit our COVID-19 page for additional information.

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.

SchoolDateSite StatusAdditional Information
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Newark, NJ
December 1, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 11/9/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
December 1, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 11/9/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
December 1, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 11/9/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
Howard University
Washington, D.C.
December 3-4, 2020Open
Wait List
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
Register By: 10/19/20
Exam Type: Rest /Perio 12/3 (Manikin), Endo/Pros 12/4
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
University of Mississippi
Jackson, MS
December 4, 2020Closed Register By: 10/19/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Milwaukee, WI
December 5, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 11/9/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
December 5, 2020Closed Register By: 10/19/20
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth
Typodont: Acadental
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
December 5, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 11/9/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
Roseman University of Health Sciences
South Jordan, UT
December 5, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 8/31/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
December 5-6, 2020Open
Perio Full Wait List
Register By: 10/12/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros 12/5, Perio/Rest 12/6 (Manikin Only)
Typodont: Acadental
Cavitrons: Permitted
Site Info Sheet
Columbia University
New York, NY
December 6, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 11/9/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
December 11, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 11/23/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
Tufts University
Boston, MA
December 12-13, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2020 Only
Register By: 10/26/20
Exam Type: Perio (Patient)/Rest (Patient or Manikin) 12/12, Endo/Pros 12/13
Typodont: Acadental
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
December 13, 2020ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 11/19/20
Exam Type: Endo/Pros
Typodont: Acadental
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
January 22-24, 2021Closed CIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 12/8/20
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth 1/22, Perio/Restor 1/23-24
Typodont: Acadental
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
February 19, 2021ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 1/11/21
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth 2/19
Typodont: Acadental
Creighton University
Omaha, NE
February 20-21, 2021ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 1/4/21
Exam Type: Perio/Rest 2/20, Endo/Pros 2/21
Typodont: Acadental
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Milwaukee, WI
March 5, 2021ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 1/25/21
Exam Type: Endo/Pros 3/5
Typodont: Acadental
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
March 6-7, 2021ClosedCIF Class of 2021 and 2022 Only
Register By: 1/25/21
Exam Type: Perio/Rest 3/6, Endo/Pros 3/7
Typodont: Acadental
University of the Pacific
San Francisco, CA
March 15-16, 2021Closed Register By: 2/1/21
Exam Type:Endo/Pros 3/15, Perio/Rest 3/16
Typodont: Acadental
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
March 26-27, 2021ClosedCIF Class of 2021 and 2022 Only
Register By: 2/8/21
Exam Type: Perio/Rest 3/26-3/27, Endo/Pros 3/26-3/27
Typodont: Acadental
Roseman University of Health Sciences
South Jorden, UT
March 26-27, 2021ClosedCIF Class of 2021 and 2022 Only
Register By: 2/8/21
Exam Type: Perio/Rest 3/26, Endo/Pros 3/27
Typodont: Acadental
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
March 27-28, 2021ClosedCIF Class of 2021 Only
Register By: 2/8/21
Exam Type: Perio/Rest 3/27-28
Typodont: Acadental

Class of 2021 – Curriculum Integrated Format ADEX Dental Exam

(CIF Class of 2021 Only)


NOTE: A closed site is available to current CIF students at that school only. Please do not contact the school directly as they cannot make exceptions and do not have access to CDCA's registration system.

SchoolExam and DatesRegistration DeadlineSite Status
A.T. Still University
Mesa, AZ
Perio/Rest: March 11-12, 2021
June 22, 2020Closed
Boston University
Boston, MA
Endo/Pros #3: November 14-15, 2020

Perio/Rest #1: January 23-24, 2021
Perio/Rest #2: February 27-28, 2021
Perio/Rest #3: March 27-28, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
August 10, 2020Closed
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Endo/Pros: December 5-6, 2020
Perio/Rest: February 20-21, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
October 19, 2020Closed
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
CIF 2021 Class Only
Perio/Rest: February 27-28, 2021
September 10, 2020Closed - CIF 2021 Class Only
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
ISP Class Only
Endo/Pros #2: February 27, 2021
Perio/Rest: TBD
Typodont: Acadental
January 11, 2021Closed - ISP Class Only
Columbia University
New York, NY
Perio/Rest #1: February 5, 2021
Perio/Rest #2: March 5, 2021
August 31, 2020Closed
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Perio/Rest: March 13, 2021
August 17, 2020Closed
Harvard University
Boston, MA
Perio/Rest: February 25-26, 2021
August 10, 2020Closed
Howard University
Washington, D.C.
Perio/Rest #1: February 25-26, 2021
Perio/Rest #2: March 25-26, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
September 7, 2020Closed
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Indianapolis, IN
Perio/Rest: March 5-7, 2021
August 24, 2020Closed
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Endo/Pros : March 20, 2021
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2021
Typodont: Acadental
February 8, 2021Closed
LECOM School of Dental Medicine
Perio/Rest: March 19-21, 2021
at DeFuniak Springs, FL
February 3, 2020Closed
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Milwaukee, WI
Perio/Rest: March 6-7, 2021
August 24, 2020Closed
Midwestern University Dental Institute
Glendale, AZ
Perio/Rest #1: February 4-5, 2021
Perio/Rest #2: February 26, 2021
July 1, 2019Closed
Midwestern University Dental Institute
Downers Grove, IL
Perio/Rest #1: February 9-10, 2021
Perio/Rest #2: March 15-16, 2021
April 22, 2019Closed
New York University
New York, NY
Endo/Pros #1: December 5-6, 2020
Endo/Pros #2: December 12-13, 2020
Endo/Pros #3: February 6-7, 2021
Perio/Rest: TBD – 2021
Typodont: Acadental
October 19, 2020Closed
Nova Southeastern University
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Endo/Pros: November 7-8, 2020
Perio/Rest #1: March 4-7, 2021
Perio/Rest #2: March 21, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
September 21, 2020Closed
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Perio/Rest: February 13-14, 2021
August 24, 2020Closed
Roseman University of Health Sciences
South Jordan, NV
Perio/Rest: February 12-13, 2021
August 3, 2020Closed
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Newark, NJ
Perio/Rest: March 6-7, 2021
August 31, 2020Closed
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Perio/Rest: February 13-14, 2021
September 7, 2020Closed
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Perio/Rest: March 11-12, 2021
September 7, 2020Closed
Touro University
Hawthorne, NY
Endo/Pros: November 8-10, 2020
Perio/Rest: March 1-2, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
September 21, 2020Closed
Tufts University
Boston, MA
Perio/Rest #1: February 13-14, 2021
Perio/Rest #2: February 20-21, 2021
July 6, 2020Closed
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Perio/Rest: December 5, 2020
Perio/Rest: March 27-28, 2021
August 31, 2020Closed
University of Connecticut
Farmington, CT
Perio/Rest: February 18-19, 2021
August 17, 2020Closed
University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
Perio/Rest #1: February 20-21, 2021
Perio/Rest #2: March 13-14, 2021
August 24, 2020Closed
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Endo/Pros: March 12-14, 2021
Perio/Rest: April 28 - May 1, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
January 25, 2021Closed
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Endo/Pros: March 6, 2021
Perio/Rest: March 7, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
October 28, 2019Closed
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Endo/Pros: February 6, 2021
Perio/Rest #1: February 7, 2021
Perio/Rest #2: March 18-19, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
August 24, 2020Closed
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Endo/Pros: December 4, 2020
Perio/Rest: February 25-26, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
October 19, 2020Closed
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Perio/Rest: March 20-21, 2021 - Tentative
August 31, 2020Closed
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Perio/Rest: TBD – 2021August 26, 2019Closed
University of Mississippi
Jackson, MS
Perio/Rest: TBD – 2021
August 3, 2020Closed
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Endo/Pros: February 11, 2021
Perio/Rest: February 12, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
September 28, 2020Closed
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Perio/Rest: January 23-24, 2021
August 17, 2020Closed
Site Info Sheet
University of New England
Portland, ME
Endo/Pros: February 20, 2021
Perio/Rest: February 19, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
August 17, 2020Closed
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
Endo/Pros: January 22-24, 2021
Perio/Rest: March 3-5, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
December 7, 2020Closed
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Endo/Pros #2: October 31 - November 1, 2020

Perio/Rest: March 27-28, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
September 7, 2020Closed
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Perio/Rest: February 4-5, 2021
August 17, 2020Closed

Class of 2022 – Curriculum Integrated Format ADEX Dental Exam

(CIF Class of 2022 Only)


NOTE: A closed site is available to current CIF students at that school only. Please do not contact the school directly as they cannot make exceptions and do not have access to CDCA's registration system.

SchoolExam and DatesRegistration DeadlineSite Status
A.T. Still University
Mesa, AZ
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
August 17, 2020Closed
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine – Bradenton
Bradenton, FL
Endo/Pros: March 13-14, 2021
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
Typodont: Acadental
February 3, 2021Closed
Midwestern University Dental Institute
Glendale, AZ
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
July 6, 2020 Closed
Midwestern University Dental Institute
Downers Grove, IL
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
April 13, 2020Closed
Roseman University of Health Sciences
South Jordan, NV
Endo/Pros: December 5, 2020
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
Typodont: Acadental
October 6, 2020Closed
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Endo/Pros: November 7-8, 2020
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
Typodont: Acadental
September 21, 2020Closed
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Minneapolis, MN
Endo/Pros: December 12-13, 2020
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
Typodont: Acadental
October 26, 2020Closed