ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions


The American Dental Education Association Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (ADEA CAAPID) is the centralized application service for foreign educated 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 is open from March through February each year.

ADEA CAAPID applicants can locate programs by state or program name before applying by using the ADEA CAAPID Directory. To access the ADEA CAAPID Directory, please click here.

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