ADA Board of Trustees votes to create national dental licensure exam
from American Dental Association
The ADA took a giant step forward in February to create a national exam to assess a licensure candidate's entry-level clinical knowledge, skills and competency — while averting the potential ethical issues involved in the use of patients for dental licensure examinations. The ADA Board of Trustees voted last month to approve the development of an objective structured clinical examination, a type of high-stakes exam that evaluates clinical and critical thinking skills, widely used in health sciences, including optometry, medicine, nursing and physical therapy.
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