JEDDAH — King Abdulaziz College (KAU) and the American Board of Dental Examiners (ADEX) have formalized a service contract to facilitate licensure examinations on the King Abdulaziz College School of Dentistry (KAUFD).
The signing ceremony, attended by Performing President of KAU Prof. Hanaa Al-Naim, KAU Vice-President for Educational Affairs Prof. Adel Abuzunadah, Dean of KAUFD Prof. Abdulghani Mira, ADEX President Dr. Mark Armstrong, ADEX CEO Alex Vandevere, distinguished ADEX representatives, and KAUFD Vice Deans, solidified the collaboration.
ADEX will administer licensure examinations protecting numerous dental specialties, using high-fidelity computerized goal structured scientific examination (OSCE), simulation on manikins, and scientific examinations on sufferers.
The inaugural dental licensure exams are scheduled on the KAU campus from June 23 to 27, 2024.
KAU, being the primary establishment exterior america and South America to host American Licensure Examinations for dental practitioners, is distinguished by KAUFD’s accreditation by the US-based Fee on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
This accreditation makes KAUFD graduates eligible for the licensure examination.
Prof. Mira emphasised that this collaboration positions KAUFD as a world hub for ADEX licensure examinations, attracting eligible dental practitioners worldwide.
This initiative aligns with KAU and KAUFD’s strategic plans and helps Saudi Arabia’s Imaginative and prescient 2030 targets, fostering strategic alliances and elevating dental skilled requirements within the Kingdom. — SG