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CDCA Patient Treatment Clinical Examinations

The examination in Dental Hygiene consists of two examinations, the Computer Simulated Clinical Examination (CSCE) and the Patient Treatment Clinical Examination (PTCE) which is approximately 4.25 hours in length. The candidate must reach a 75% competency rate for passage. (Pre-requisite: Participants must have graduated or are graduating within 45 days of examination from an ADA accredited dental hygiene school in the U.S. or Canada to be eligible.)

The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) Patient Treatment Clinical Examination will be given at Community College of Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31, 2019. There is a fee of $200 to take the exam at Community College of Philadelphia, which must be paid at the time of registration. To register with the College and secure your place for the examination, complete the exam registration form and return with payment by July 11, 2019. Payment will NOT be accepted the day of the examination. 

How to Register

After you have registered through the CDCA website, they will send you information on the time for your assigned session. Use the following information when registering with the paper registration form through Community College of Philadelphia for the Patient Treatment Clinical Exam. These four sections correspond with your assigned clinical session from the CDCA:

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Dental Clinic, W1-23  $200
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
12:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Dental Clinic, W1-23   $200
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Dental Clinic, W1-23   $200
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
12:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 Dental Clinic, W1-23   $200

 

Registration

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Download the exam registration form. When registering with Community College of Philadelphia for The Patient Treatment Clinical Examination, select the section of the exam that the CDCA has suggested for you. Complete the entire registration form and mail with payment (check or money order) to:

Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street, Room BG-1
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Orientation

Please be sure to view the online orientation materials prior to the examination. There will be a short registration immediately before the exam on the exam day (Morning Session: 6:45 - 7:45 a.m, and Afternoon Session: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)  At this registration IDs will be checked and exam forms will be handed out.

Additional Information

View the CDCA's exam orientation and summer schedule.

View a copy of the letter of instructions and contact information for the exam.