The USI Dental Hygiene class of 2016 had a 100 percent pass rate on the CDCA clinical board exam. CDCA stands for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments, which was founded in 1969 to facilitate the licensure process for candidates and eliminate the need for repetition of state board clinical examinations. The CDCA develops, administers, scores, and reports the results of its examinations in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene. Each state board whose members participate in the CDCA, accepts the results of these clinical examinations in lieu of its own individually administered clinical examination.
"This is the first 100 percent pass rate on this particular exam in quite a few years," said Dr. Kimberly Parsons, program chair. "I want to thank the students for all their effort, and also our USI faculty who have spent the past two years teaching these students and helping them develop the skills needed to be successful clinical dental hygienists."