The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) at Ohio State (formerly NERB)

CDCA Dental Orientation Schedule – note exam date:

  • Orientation is mandatory for all dental candidates and must be seated prior to start time.
  • Orientation lasts approximately 30 - 90 minutes, there is one orientation date during 2 day exams.
  • Only the candidate may attend Orientation.

Candidate information and forms

Dental Candidate Dates for the 2016-17 Exam Cycle

Exam Date

Orientation Date

Time

Room

December 3,  2016 - Perio-Rest

December 2, 2016

5:00 PM

1187

December 4, 2016 - Endo-Prosth
February 11, 2017

February 10, 2017

5:00 PM

1187

February 12, 2017
April 8, 2017

April 7, 2017

5:00 PM

1187

April 9, 2017

Dental Hygiene Candidate Dates for the 2016-17 Exam Cycle

Exam Date

Registration

Room

December 4, 2016

AM Session: 6:45 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. PM Session: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

1188

April 8, 2017

AM Session: 6:45 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. PM Session: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

1188

Instruments for CDCA

Please note: Electronic handpieces are not supported or compatible with our facility

Acadental typodonts used as of April 2014

Candidates using college instruments must inspect their instruments upon receipt – if you have broken or missing instruments you must take back your cassette within the first 20 minutes of receipt for a no cost replacement. Should you have any questions concerning the instruments only, please call (614) 292-0432. Questions concerning anything other than instruments must be directed to Clinic Administration by calling 614-292-6983.

Dental Candidate:
Facility Tours are provided as time permits on the night of orientation beginning at 3:30 PM, please report to room 1130 Clinic Administration 

Dental Hygiene Candidates
Dental hygiene candidates, please contact our Division of Dental Hygiene to schedule a facility tour at 614-292-7210.  

Fees for the dental and the dental hygiene licensing exam may be paid with certified check and in person, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 1132.  Fees may be paid after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends prior to the exam, in the Clinic Administration Office room 1130.  Please make checks payable to The Ohio State University. Sorry, we do not accept credit card payments at this time.  

Forms All Ohio State required forms should be turned in to Clinic Administration Office beginning at 3:00 pm until 15 minutes prior to orientation for dental candidates, and 15 minutes prior to registration for dental hygiene candidates.  Forms can be found in the Candidate Information and Forms section.

You are welcome to contact the Clinic Administration office if you have additional questions at 614-292-6983.