September 21, 2023

Coastal Bend College

The latest official news from CBC!

Dental Hygiene exam held at CBC for the First Time

     In April, The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) administered the American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) Dental Hygiene Examination at Coastal Bend College’s Dental Hygiene Department.

     The Examiners came from as far away as Hawaii, New York, Utah, Arizona, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas. The entire process ran smoothly and examiners asked to return the following year. They were impressed with the clinical standards of Coastal Bend College Dental Hygiene Department maintains.

     The faculty is extremely proud to have been a part of this historical event; the CDCA administered and will continue to conduct the ADEX Dental Hygiene Examination at Coastal Bend College on a yearly basis. The convenience of testing in a familiar environment without the added expense of travel for licensure examination made for some very happy students. Dental Hygiene has a 100% pass rate on the ADEX exam. For more information on the dental hygiene program, please visit