ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions


The ADEA Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (ADEA CAAPID) is the centralized application service for foreign trained dental graduates who wish to practice dentistry in the United States or Canada. ADEA CAAPID is the place to research and apply to participating advanced standing dental programs without having to go through traditional D.D.S./D.M.D. programs. Save time and energy by completing one application for multiple programs. ADEA CAAPID applicants can locate programs by state or program name before applying by using the ADEA CAAPID Directory

It is the applicant’s responsibility to read, understand and follow all ADEA CAAPID and program-specific instructions.

The ADEA CAAPID application is available March through February of each year, and applicants can begin an application by visiting In order to complete the application, an applicant must complete five sections: Program Selections, Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information and Program Materials.