Dental Hygiene (ADEX)

The following is a brief description of the ADEX Dental Hygiene Examination. For more extensive information please download the Dental Hygiene Candidate Manual.

The Examination in Dental Hygiene consists of two core Examinations and each takes place at different times. The Computer Simulated Clinical Examination (CSCE) is a computer based examination, approximately 2 hours in length, and takes place on one day by appointment at a Prometric Testing Center. The Patient Treatment Clinical Examination (PTCE) is approximately 4 hours in length, scheduled at a clinical examination site. Both parts of the ADEX Dental Hygiene Examination (clinical or computer-based) must be successfully completed within 18 months. If any examination in the series is not successfully completed within the 18 months, all examinations of the series must be retaken. A score of 75 or more is required to pass each Examination. Both Examinations must be passed to receive CDCA Status. CDCA Status is recognized by the participating CDCA licensing jurisdictions.