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 processing fee.

For multiple-day exams, scheduling requests must be received by the registration deadline through our Contact us platform. Scheduling requests are not guaranteed.

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 exams and 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. A waitlist is not available for locations that are closed to outside students.

Dental Exam Calendar

Dental Exam Calendar - Traditional and Retakes

Important: Candidates are responsible for following COVID-19 guidelines imposed by local and federal governments from the State (s) they are scheduled to test. Exam dates are subject to change due to local conditions.

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

You may search this calendar by school, city, or state abbreviation in the search box or navigate using "Next" and "Previous".

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
University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
May 15-16, 2021Open
Wait List
Register By: 3/24/21
Exam Type: Endo/Pros 5/15, Perio/Rest 5/16
Manikin Confirmed
Patient Tentative
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
University of Technology
Kingston, Jamaica
May 12-15, 2021Open Register By: 3/24/21
Exam Type: TBD
Typodont: Acadental
LECOM School of Dental Medicine
Bradenton, FL
May 15-16,2021Closed Register By: 3/31/21
Exam Type: Endo/Pros 5/15, Perio/Rest 5/16
Typodont: Acadental
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
May 15-16, 2021Closed Register By: 3/31/21
Exam Type: Perio/Rest 5/15, Endo/Pros 5/16,
Typodont: Acadental
University of Mississippi
Jackson, MS
May 20-21, 2021Open
Wait List
Register By: 5/7/21
Exam Type: Perio/Resto 5/20, Endo/Prosth 5/21
Perio/Resto Format: Hybrid (Manikin or Patient)
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
New York University
New York, NY
May 22-23, 2021Closed Register By: 4/21/21
Endo/Prosth 5/22-23, Perio/Resto 5/22-23
Perio/Resto Format: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
University of the Pacific
San Francisco, CA
May 22-23, 2021Open
Wait List
Register By: 5/10/21
Exam Type: Endo/Pros and Perio/Rest 5/22-23 (Manikin Only)
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
June 5-6, 2021Closed Register By: 4/21/21
Exam Type: Endo/Pros 6/5, Perio/Rest 6/6
Perio/Resto Format: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
June 5-6, 2021 Open
Wait List
Register By: 4/21/21
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth 6/5, Perio/Resto 6/6
Perio/Resto Format: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
June 18-20, 2021Open Register By: 5/12/21
Exam Type: Endo/Pros 6/18, Perio/Rest 6/19
Hybrid (Manikin or Patient),
6/20 TBD
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 25-27, 2021
Open
Wait List
Register By: 4/21/21
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth 6/25, Perio/Resto 6/26-27
Perio/Resto Format: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
July 10-11, 2021Closed Register By: 5/19/21
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth 7/10, Perio/Resto 7/11
Perio/Resto Format: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
July 16-18, 2021Open Register By: 5/26/21
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth TBD, Perio/Resto TBD
Perio/Resto Format: Hybrid (Manikin or Patient)
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
University of Hawaii Maui College, Kahului, HI
Maui, HI
July 17-18, 2021Open Register By: 5/26/21
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth 7/17, Perio/Resto 7/18
Perio/Resto Format: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
July 28-29, 2021Closed Register By: 6/2/21
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth 7/28, Perio/Resto 7/29
Perio/Resto Format: Hybrid (Manikin or Patient)
Typodont: Acadental
New York University
New York, NY
July 30-31, 2021Closed Register By: 6/2/21
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth 7/30, Perio/Resto 7/31
Perio/Resto Format: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Oahu, HI
August 1, 2021
Retakes Only
Open -
Retakes Only
Register By: 6/2/21
Exam Type: Endo/Prosth and Perio/Resto 8/1
Perio/Resto Format: Manikin
Typodont: Acadental
Site Info Sheet - Coming Soon

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
Boston University
Boston, MA
Perio/Rest #5: May 22-23, 2021
Endo/Prosth #5: May 22, 2021
Typodont: Acadental
August 10, 2020Closed
University of Mississippi
Jackson, MS
Perio/Rest #2: May 20, 2021
Endo/Prosth #2: May 21, 2021
August 3, 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
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
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
Typodont: Acadental
October 6, 2020Closed
Tufts University
Boston, MA
Endo/Pros: August 7-8, 2021
Endo/Pros: August 14-15, 2021
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
Typodont: Acadental
June 16, 2021Closed
University of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
Typodont: Acadental
September 21, 2020Closed
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Minneapolis, MN
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
Typodont: Acadental
October 26, 2020Closed
University of New England
Portland, ME
Endo/Pros: August 14-15, 2021
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2022
Typodont: Acadental
June 23, 2021Closed

Class of 2023 – Curriculum Integrated Format ADEX Dental Exam

(CIF Class of 2023 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
Midwestern University Dental Institute
Glendale, AZ
Endo/Prosth: August 19-20, 2021
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2023
Perio/Rest: Acadental
June 30, 2021 Closed
Midwestern University Dental Institute
Downers Grove, IL
Endo/Prosth: May 20-21, 2021
Perio/Rest: TBD - 2023
Perio/Rest: Acadental
April 21, 2021Closed