We began offering our exams in 1969 for Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma candidates. We’ve continued to grow and expand since then, becoming a recognized leader in dental and dental hygiene examinations, with wide acceptance across the country.
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For over 50 years we’ve been a mainstay in national clinical testing as a pathway toward licensure. CRDTS is governed by our Member State Dental Boards and State Dental Commissions that regulate dental and dental hygiene licensure. Together, the CRDTS Members and CRDTS professionals develop and administer fair, valid, and reliable examinations to assess the competency of candidates wishing to practice dental and dental hygiene.
CRDTS examinations are recognized and accepted in over 40 states nationwide and that number is expected to increase.
CRDTS is dedicated to continuing the commitment of excellence in testing with integrity and professionalism by continually assessing and enhancing the content of our examinations and ensuring a fair and level playing field for all candidates.
Executive Chair Dental Examinations
Executive Chair Dental Hygiene Examinations
It all started in 1969, when our first simultaneous board was given at the UMKC School of Dentistry. Three years later, we held our first exam at Creighton University as Central Regional Dental Testing Service.
In the decades that followed, we continued to refine our testing process and grow in our acceptance nationwide. We’ve adopted technologies along the way that have allowed us to set the standard for convenient and reliable exams.
In recent years, we've added more options for greater convenience and flexibility for our candidates:
We continue to build on this history of innovation to remain at the forefront of the dental exam community well into the future!