Test Prep for Clinical Exams
Candidates for licensure are strongly encouraged to read all official materials before the examination day. Below, you’ll find access to downloadable guides and videos about the ADEX Dental and Dental Hygiene examinations. For information about computerized examinations, see Test Prep for Computerized Examinations below.
Criteria Sheets, manuals and forms for each exam type are accessible from the respective Exam page.
Check out these videos for “a day in the life” of experience for the Dental and Dental Hygiene ADEX licensure exams and more. Be sure to follow us on YouTube.
ADEX Dental Restorative Experience
ADEX Dental Prosthodontic-Endodontic & Periodontic Experience
ADEX Dental Hygiene Simulated Patient Orientation
ADEX Dental Hygiene Simulated Patient (SPTCE) Experience
Test Prep for Computerized Examinations
How do I register for a computerized exam?
Registration for computerized examinations is easy. Learn more on our Computerized Examination Registration page.
What is an OSCE?
These examinations are based on concepts taught and accepted by educational institutions accredited by the American Dental Association or Canadian Commission on Dental Accreditation. Any current textbook relevant to the subject matter of the examination utilized in such institutions is suitable as a study reference.
OSCE is an Objective Structured Clinical Examination. They are a measurement of diagnosis, treatment planning, and related clinical judgment skills of licensure candidates. Simulation of patient situations is made through photographs, radiographs, images that can be enlarged or focused, charting, laboratory data, and other technology.
The CDCA-WREB-CITA delivers the ADEX computerized OSCE examinations to Dental and Dental Hygiene candidates. Delivered to candidates nationwide, it is the oldest, continuously maintained, independent, third-party OSCE in dentistry. It was first computerized in 2001. This page will help prepare you for the computerized examinations. For information regarding the Dental Therapy OSCE (DT OSCE) click here.
Orientation presentations & manuals are imperative in preparation for your examination. They contain examination-specific information concerning specialized registration information, the exact criteria you will be scored on, and more. To find exam-specific manuals, please visit the individual exam page.
To view or complete your exam scheduling process, login to the Candidate Portal.