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Residency Outcomes Assessment Exams

This exam meets the American Dental Association Accreditation standards for Advanced Education Programs in General Practice Residency and Advanced General Dentistry. There are two different exams offered the Hospital Dentistry Exam and the General Dentistry Exam. They are both offered as pre and post exams.

The ROA Exams are tools for program directors to evaluate both entering residents (pre-test) and later for residents completing their program (post-test).


Hospital Dentistry Exam

Topics include:

Hospital Administration & Organization (5)

Medically Complex Patients (20)

Infection Control (5)

OR Protocol and Patient Management (5)

Physical Evaluation and Diagnosis (10)

Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation (5)

Pharmacology (10)

Medical/Dental Emergencies (10)

Pathology (10)

Case Studies (20)

100 multiple choice questions in total.


General Dentistry Exam

Topics include:

Operative (10)

Endodontics (10)

Fixed Prosthodontics (10)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (10)

Removable Prosthodontics (10)

Dental Emergencies (10)

Periodontics (10)

Pain and Anxiety Control (10)


The General Dentistry Exam also includes 20 questions in areas including:  Physical Exam and Medical Evaluation, Pharmacology, Medical Emergencies, Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation and Medically Complex Patients.

The General Dentistry Exam is administered as two modules of 50 questions each.  100 multiple choice questions in total. (Both modules must be completed for the exam to be scored).

Pricing and Ordering

Pricing for 2020:

  • ROA General Dentistry Pre or Post Test Online: $45.00
  • ROA General Dentistry Pre or Post Paper Exam: $50.00 
  • ROA Hospital Dentistry Pre or Post Test Online Exam: $45.00
  • ROA Hospital Dentistry Pre or Post Paper Exam: $50.00
  • ROA General Dentistry and Hospital Dentistry Pre or Post Test Online Exam: $80.00
  • ROA General Dentistry and Hospital Dentistry Pre or Post Test Paper Exam: $90.00

Administering the Exam


To access the online exam web site, click here.

    *Please note, you will only have access to this site if you have already ordered the exam and have been given a username and password.

    • For detailed instructions on administering the online exam, click here.
    • All online exams are graded immediately.


    Detailed instructions for how to access the paper exam were mailed to the Program Director upon completion and processing of your order.  If you have questions regarding this process, please contact SCDA Headquarters at 312-527-6764.

      All paper exam results will be mailed by September 25, 2020.

      Click here to submit your exam order.


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