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Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination (DLOSCE)

The Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination (DLOSCE) is envisioned as a high-stakes licensure examination consisting of multiple, standardized stations, each of which will require candidates to use their clinical skills to successfully complete one or more dental problem solving tasks. 

The DLOSCE will be designed to provide information to US dental boards concerning whether a candidate for dental licensure possesses the necessary level of clinical skills to safely practice entry-level dentistry.

The DLOSCE is currently underdevelopment. The following presentations provides additional information.

It is anticipated that a pilot examination will be available in late 2019, with deployment occurring in 2020.