Webinar Highlights Outcomes in Simulated Licensure Examinations

For immediate release, August 19, 2021 | Linthicum Heights, MD

Direct inquiries to sbeeler@cdcaexams.org

Representatives of 34 state dental boards attended the CDCA-WREB hosted webinar detailing two years of independently evaluated data comparing patient and non-patient-based examinations delivered by The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments and the Western Regional Examining Board.

Dental and Dental Hygiene leaders for both examinations detailed the similarities in candidate performance when comparing outcomes of patient-based exams and simulated patient examinations in the 2020 and 2021seasons. The results offered further support for unified national examination administration with complementary psychomotor clinical and OSCE didactic components. The now joined agencies will deliver the ADEX and WREB examinations through 2022 while preparing to transition to ADEX only in 2023 and beyond. 

Key details of the ADEX simulated patient examinations were also shared, including refinements based on field experience to the CompeDont™ tooth, used in the restorative portion of the ADEX examinations in dentistry and the ADEX-approved dental hygiene typodont. 

Click the video to watch the entire webinar. To request additional information for your board, click here.