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Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama Announces the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program (ADHP) Recommended for College Credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). 


Review press release: Press Release

Alabama Dental Hygiene Program Summary
Length: 10 months, 1,459 hours
Credit Recommendation Dates: 6/1/2023 - 5/31/2026

Suggested Credits (Semester Credit Hours - sch) per Subject*

Preclinical Orientation, 1 sch

Principles of Radiology, 1 sch

Introduction to Oral Pathology, 1 sch

                                                                           Principles of Pharmacology, 1 sch                                                                               

  Introduction to Periodontology, 2 sch

Clinical Skills Development, 2 sch

Clinical Dental Hygiene I, 3 sch

Clinical Dental Hygiene II, 3 sch

Clinical Dental Hygiene III, 3 sch


2024 NEW ADHP Instructor Student Handbook

Testing Information for Graduates:

ADHP graduates take ADEX exams administered by CDCA-WREB-CITA. ADEX exams are regional licensure exams administered to dental hygiene candidates across the nation. The first component is the SPTCE (simulated patient treatment clinical examination), which evaluates candidates on their clinical and judgement skills. The second component is the CSCE OSCE (computer simulated clinical examination), designed to assess various levels of diagnosis and treatment planning knowledge, skills, and abilities. ADHP graduates take the SPTCE over a 2-3 day period at UAB each June. Each student will schedule the OSCE exam on their own at a Prometric testing site of their choice on a day and time that works with their schedule. Prometric sites are in various parts of Alabama.

Below is a licensing guide for applicants:



2024-2025 ADHP Lecture Exam Schedule 



Total Program cost:  $3235.00

(Student Resource Packet is included in total cost and must be purchased by each student.)


2024-2025 Venue Information:

Rosewood Hall at SoHo Square

2850 19th Street South, Homewood, AL 35209



Pinning Ceremony April 23, 2023:


The Student Application for 2024:

ADHP-Application 02-2024


Please mail application to Board office:


2229 Rocky Ridge Road

Birmingham, AL 35216

B&B Background Report



Curriculum Change:

  • Please review the posted schedule prior to applying for this course.
  • The requirements for submitted prophy’s have been revised.  All submitted prophy sheets must show patients with permanent dentition.


If you have any questions regarding the ADHP program, please contact the ADHP Coordinator at or (659) 216-1010.  If you have any questions regarding the licensure application, please contact or (659) 216-1009.