Commission on Dental Competency Assessments

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The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (formerly the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners) is one of five examination agencies for dentists in the United States.[1] The other examination agencies are the Western Regional Examining Board, the Central Regional Dental Testing Service, the Council of Interstate Testing Agencies, Inc. and the Southern Regional Testing Agency.[2] These were organized to better standardize clinical exams for licensure. Historically each state had its own independent licensing exam.

On January 9, 2015, the NERB became the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA).[3]

The CDCA (formerly NERB), administers the ADEX Dental and Dental Hygiene Exams.[4] The CDCA also administers Dental Specialty exams[5], a Florida Laws and Rules exam[6], and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) exam[7].

The CDCA has grown to include 44* states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Jamaica. The only states that still do not accept the CDCA for both Dental and Hygiene exams are: Alaska, *California (expected Dental in 2018), Delaware, Georgia, *Nebraska (accepts Dental but not Hygiene), *New York (accepts Hygiene but not Dental), Oklahoma and *South Dakota (expected Dental and Hygiene in 2018) .[8]

U.S. State or Other Country Accepts CDCA ADEX Dental Exam Accepts CDCA ADEX Hygiene Exam
ALABAMA Y Y
ALASKA N N
ARIZONA Y Y
ARKANSAS Y Y
CALIFORNIA N (expected acceptance 2018) N
COLORADO Y Y
CONNECTICUT Y Y
DC Y Y
DELAWARE N N
FLORIDA Y Y
GEORGIA N N
HAWAII Y Y
IDAHO Y Y
ILLINOIS Y Y
INDIANA Y Y
IOWA Y Y
JAMAICA Y -
KANSAS Y Y
KENTUCKY Y Y
LOUISIANA Y Y
MAINE Y Y
MARYLAND Y Y
MASSACHUSETTS Y Y
MICHIGAN Y Y
MINNESOTA Y Y
MISSISSIPPI Y Y
MISSOURI Y Y
MONTANA Y Y
NORTH CAROLINA Y Y
NEBRASKA Y N
NEVADA Y Y
NEW JERSEY Y Y
NEW MEXICO Y Y
NEW YORK N Y
NEW HAMPSHIRE Y Y
NORTH DAKOTA Y Y
OHIO Y Y
OKLAHOMA N N
OREGON Y Y
PENNSYLVANIA Y Y
PUERTO RICO Y -
RHODE ISLAND Y Y
SOUTH CAROLINA Y Y
SOUTH DAKOTA N (expected acceptance 2018) N (expected acceptance 2018)
TENNESSEE Y Y
TEXAS Y Y
UTAH Y Y
VERMONT Y Y
VIRGINIA Y Y
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Y -
WASHINGTON Y Y
WEST VIRGINIA Y Y
WISCONSIN Y Y
WYOMING Y Y

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clinical Testing for Dentist Licensure". www.ada.org. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  2. ^ http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2016-archive/march/ada-calls-for-increased-licensure-portability
  3. ^ http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2015-archive/february/north-east-regional-board-is-now-the-commission-on-dental-competency-assessments
  4. ^ http://adexexams.org/faq/
  5. ^ "Specialty Exam | CDCA". www.cdcaexams.org. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  6. ^ "Florida Laws and Rules – Dental Hygienist | CDCA". www.cdcaexams.org. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  7. ^ "Dental Auxiliary Exam Information | CDCA". www.cdcaexams.org. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  8. ^ "ADEX Acceptance Map | CDCA". www.cdcaexams.org. Retrieved 2018-08-03.

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