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.