The Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS) is a testing service made up of eighteen State Boards of Dentistry who have joined forces to develop and administer fair, valid and reliable examinations of competency to practice dentistry and dental hygiene.
Outside candidates are encouraged to utilize the Organizing for the CRDTS Examination course in preparation for the CRDTS exam.
Please visit the CRDTS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for more information regarding CRDTS requirements and policies.
Candidates wishing to take the CRDTS exam at Augusta University are required to pay a facility fee (site fee) above the fee charged by CRDTS. The facility fee is due to Augusta University two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled exam date. Dental candidates should refer to question #1 on the CRDTS FAQs page for specific details on how the facility fee can be paid.
Following are the current facility fee (site fee) amounts:
Augusta University does not have a broad patient pool and does not allow applicants access to patient records. It is the responsibility of each candidate to provide their own patients. Securing back-up patients is strongly advised. The candidate must make arrangements for their patients to receive follow-up care if treatment during the exam is unsatisfactory.
All questions regarding eligibility of patients and/or types of patients must be answered through Central Regional Dental Testing Service, Inc. (CRDTS) at 785-273-0380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Augusta University provides many of the supplies and kits required for the CRDTS exam including Restorative Instrument Kits, Perio, and Pros Supplies. Please visit the Materials Provided by Augusta University for the CRDTS Board Examination page to see a complete list of provided supplies/materials that will be available to candidates on each exam day.
Please visit the Instrument Packages Available page to see a list of instruments that are available for rental. The cost is the same for renting one or more instruments.
Potential dental and dental hygiene candidates are invited to visit Augusta University to become acquainted with our facilities. The clinical facilities will be available for inspection by potential dental candidates by prior appointment only on Mondays from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. If you are a potential Dental candidate and would like to arrange a tour, please email Tasha Housey. Dental candidates may access the clinic and simulation lab at 7 a.m. on the exam days. Hygiene candidates may seat their patients and prepare their assigned treatment areas 45 minutes prior to the published patient approval time.