Prometric Updates Masking Policy

(Release Date 4/21/22)

Be advised of the following update from our computerized examination delivery partner, Prometric:

(As of) May 1, 2022, Prometric will no longer require candidates or test center personnel to wear masks unless required to do so by building management or local government mandates. In light of recent trends and mask mandate changes around the world, along with updated guidance from leading world health organizations, Prometric will not require masks to be worn in test centers, however, we will continue to allow and encourage the wearing of masks regardless of mandate or vaccination status. Thus, any candidate or staff member that prefers to wear a mask will feel comfortable doing so. We will also always follow the guidance of local government and health officials, so when masks are mandated in a market, Prometric will continue to follow that guidance in test centers as well.

At the same time we lift our mask mandate, we will update our test center policy regarding candidate attestations on COVID exposure. That means, if a candidate has tested positive for COVID or reports exposure to someone who has COVID, we will ask that they wait 5 days and are symptom-free prior to testing. We will continue to have COVID attestation signage with this policy posted in all Prometric test centers for candidates to read prior to check-in, as well as online at 

Candidates are reminded to be aware of parameters in place for clinic based examinations as instituted by the host school. Please check site information sheets as needed.

Prometric Updates COVID Policies

(Release Date 9/21/21)

Be advised of the following update from our computerized examination delivery partner, Prometric:

A number of government guidelines and regional mandates are beginning to require candidates to present PROOF OF VACCINATION at check-in in order to test. As of today, this only affects a small number of sites and candidates.

...Prometric will continue to comply with regional and local/government guidance and mandates, so anywhere proof of vaccination is required we will work with you to make every effort to inform and educate candidates in advance.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the Prometric website for a list of sites requiring proof of vaccination.

ADEX Reinstates 18-month Rule

(Release Date 8/19/21)

Due to the successful incorporation of measures necessary to safely provide dental care to patients during the pandemic, and with dentistry returning to regular patient care, ADEX has decided to put an end to the emergency rule suspending the 18-month timeline for completing a single examination series. Effective July 1, 2021, ADEX has reinstated the 18-month rule. Candidates will have 18 months to successfully complete the ADEX dental exam series. That 18 months will begin on the date of the first exam challenged or July 1st of their senior (final) year, whichever occurs last. If a candidate does not successfully complete the ADEX dental exam series within that period, that candidate must re-take all parts of the examination, including any computer-based portions.

However, any candidate who was in the process of completing the ADEX series between March 2020 and June 2021 will have until December 31, 2022, to complete the remaining parts of their examination in order to achieve “ADEX Status”.

Candidates are encouraged to contact their state dental board to clarify that the timing of their exam is acceptable with that state’s licensure requirements. State dental boards make determinations for all licensure requirements. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Prometric Updates Masking Requirements

(Release Date 8/17/21)

CDCA-WREB candidates are advised to monitor updates from Prometric, our computerized examination delivery partner for changes in masking requirements.

In an announcement received today, Prometric shared its plans to pause its mask rollback. The statement reads in part,

“In looking to launch the second phase of evolving test center policies, Prometric originally announced we would no longer require fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks in our global test centers, starting September 1, 2021. However, with recent updated guidance and data from the WHO and CDC, Prometric is pausing our mask rollback efforts and will continue to mandate everyone wear masks at our global test centers for the foreseeable future.

The only exception to our mask mandate rule at this time will be at sites on state universities in states where executive orders prohibit government agencies and institutions of higher education from mandating face coverings or restricting activities on their respective properties in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates will still be allowed to wear masks according to their comfort level at these sites, but masks will not be mandatory. If a country prohibits private businesses from enforcing mask mandates on government property, Prometric will adhere to such orders and masks will be encouraged but not mandatory. At this time, Prometric is not aware of any orders prohibiting masks other than those state-specific orders regarding state property identified above. All candidate resources on will be updated this week to ensure candidates know what to expect.

Please note that Prometric will still move forward with the other portion of phase two starting September 1, 2021, which states we will no longer accept IDs that are more than 90 days expired. We will continue to accept ID that have expired within 90 days of the exam date for the interim.”

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