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Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination (DLOSCE)

The Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination (DLOSCE) is a high-stakes licensure examination which requires 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 under development. On April 2, 2020, the JCNDE announced the DLOSCE will be released in 2020, with a target release of June 2020. More information regarding the launch is available.