The ADEX examination series consists of computer simulations and clinical examinations performed on patients and manikins. There are five skill-specific components including a high-fidelity computerized OSCE:


The ADEX examination is offered in a traditional format or patient-centered curriculum-based format (CIF). For more extensive information please download the Candidate Manual. Candidates should contact the jurisdiction in which they wish to practice to confirm all requirements for licensure in that jurisdiction.

Dental Exam Manuals

The ADEX Dental Examination is given in two formats: the Curriculum Integrated Format (CIF) and in the Traditional Format. The CIF Format can only be taken by students about to enter their senior year of dental school or graduate students at a school hosting the CIF Format examination. The Traditional Format is for those students who elect not to take the CIF Format and for those who have already graduated from dental school. Only students or graduates of schools accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada may take the ADEX Dental Examination. All other candidates (including international graduates) must apply through the state dental board in the state or jurisdiction where they wish to practice for permission to take an examination for licensure only in that state or jurisdiction.

2023 Registration and DSE OSCE

2023 Restorative and Periodontal Procedures (SimPt)

2023 Restorative and Periodontal Procedures (Patient-based)

2023 Fixed Prosthodontics and Endodontics

Exam & Criteria Forms

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-WREB-CITA 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 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.


How do I Register for this Exam?

Please review the exam registration process on how to create a profile and register for this exam.