Dental Board of California Acceptance of WREB and ADEX Manikin-Based Examinations
May 28, 2020
The Dental Board of California (Board) will accept, without any further action necessary, the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB) and American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) manikin-based examinations for dentist licensure in California, in accordance with Business and Professions Code Sections 1632(c)(2)(A) and 1632(c)(2)(B). While the DCA Office of Professional Examination Services (OPES) is not required to complete its review of these examinations prior to their acceptance for dentist licensure in California, the OPES has committed to complete its review of the WREB and ADEX manikin-based examinations by the end of June, assuming all necessary reports are provided to OPES from WREB and ADEX to ensure they are valid and legally defensible. Therefore, no further Board action or waiver request is necessary.
Update: The Board has determined that the WREB Comprehensive Treatment Planning Examination and the ADEX Periodontal Scaling Examination which is administered on a manikin, will satisfy the required periodontal portion of the examination.
Update: The Board has determined that the ADEX DSE OSCE will satisfy the required periodontal portion of the examination.