Candidate Information

  • There is a $350 facility fee for non-Temple candidates taking the ADEX exam in Dentistry. The facility fee for the candidates taking the Dental Hygiene exam is $125. This fee must be paid in cash, certified check or money order and should be made payable to Temple University. NO PERSONAL CHECK ACCEPTED. This fee applies for partial or complete clinical examination and is non-refundable if any portion of the NERB exam has been attempted at the School of Dentistry . Please arrange to pay this fee prior to the day of the exam. If that is not possible, it can be paid at the time of the examination. Envelopes may be addressed to Dr. Leona Sperrazza, Office of Clinical Affairs, The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 N. Broad Street , Philadelphia , PA 19140.
  • Operatory units with water, air, gas and electricity are provided. The units available are only compatible with 4- holed handpieces. Candidates must furnish their own handpieces and all instruments. The School of Dentistry does NOT have handpieces, cavitrons, curing lights or instruments available to rent.
  • It is the responsibility of the candidates to provide their own patients. The School of Dentistry is NOT responsible for providing patients. Additionally, there are no provisions for the screening of patients prior to the examination dates. During the exam, if you have extra patients that you find you will not need and are willing to share these patients with other candidates, you may give the information to the examiner assistants on the floor. If your patient was denied and you need a back-up patient during the exam, again, please inform the examiner assistants.
  • The School of Dentistry will provide the manikin head and chair mount, as well as the following materials:

Air/water syringe tips

Disposable brushes

Master and accessory cones


Endodontic files



Etchant gel

Mylar strips

Autoclave tape


Paper points

Anesthetic - local and topical


Paper towels

Anesthetic syringe needles

2" x 2" gauze

Patient napkins

Articulating paper

Glass ionomer

Prophy angles (disposable) and paste

Bonding materials




Gowns (disposable)

Quadrant trays

Calcium hydroxide

Gutta percha

Rubber dam and rubber dam napkins

Caries indicator dye

Headrest covers

Styrofoam instrument tray



Suction tips

Cotton applicators

High speed evacuation tips

Wedjets (dental dam stabilizing cord)

Cotton rolls

Hydrogen peroxide





Disinfectant spray



Amalgam triturators are available in each operatory.

  • The Radiology Department will be available for taking and developing radiographs during the examination only.
  • Sterilization of instruments is done on the second floor in the Central Sterilization area. Candidates must ensure that all instruments are properly packaged and labeled prior to turning them in.
  • It is the responsibility of the candidate to have each patient sign a Consent to Treatment and Release of Liability to Temple University form for each procedure performed on that patient. These forms will be provided chairside and collected by a representative of the School of Dentistry.
  • Operatory assignments will be posted near the first floor reception windows.
  • Questions and requests for additional information concerning the North East Regional Board at the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry should be directed to Dr. Leona Sperrazza at (215) 707-2995 or (215) 707-2913, or via email sent to
  • Candidates are encouraged to visit the school prior to the examination dates to familiarize themselves with the available facilities. Clinic hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. , Monday through Friday, except during holidays.
  • A Schein Dental Supply store is located within the School of Dentistry . They can be contacted at (215) 707-3617.
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    • Best Western Center City 1-800-528-1234
    • Holiday Inn City Line or Midtown 1-800-465-4329
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