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 OSCE) 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 and 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. If either part is failed three times within the 18 months the candidate must retake both parts as well. Both the CSCE OSCE and the PTCE examinations must be passed to receive CDCA Status. CDCA Status is recognized by the participating CDCA licensing jurisdictions.