ADEA CAAPID Applicants

2015 Application Cycle
March 17, 2015 - February 19, 2016


Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists


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The ADEA Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (ADEA CAAPID) is available to all individuals applying to the participating programs. Applicants to ADEA CAAPID are foreign educated dental graduates who wish to practice dentistry in the U.S. or Canada.

ADEA CAAPID includes advanced standing programs which are typically shorter in length compared to traditional D.D.S./D.M.D. degrees. ADEA CAAPID simplifies the application process by allowing you to submit one standardized application, rather than individual applications to each program. Advanced placement programs benefit by receiving uniform information on all applicants.

Learn more about the ADEA CAAPID application process here:

  • Review the ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions.
  • All participating programs have a profile on the ADEA CAAPID Directory. Browse by state. The profiles include contact information, program requirements, and a description of the program.
  • To find out more about becoming licensed in the U.S. and Canada, visit ADEA GoDental.
  • DENTPIN®: It is a personal identification number used in place of the social security number. Every applicant must retrieve a DENTPIN to initiate an ADEA CAAPID application. Click here to retrieve an existing DENTPIN.

Bench Test Prep Courses for International Dentists

Offered by the University of Louisville School of Dentistry

The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Education (ULSD) offers a Bench Test Preparatory Course for International Dentists who are considering applying to Advanced Placement Dental Programs in the United States and Canada. This course is designed for those who wish to receive an introduction to the ideal restorative, endodontic and fixed prosthodontic guidelines. A Periodontal Module will also be presented.

The 3-day course involves didactic and hands-on sessions presented by the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Faculty. Each discipline will present material with expected guidelines. Participants will have the opportunity to practice. This is not a pre-requisite nor does it guarantee admission to any dental school.

Learn more about the course, and apply to attend.PDF

Offered by the New York University School of Dentistry

New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) offers a 3-day “hands-on” program designed for the foreign-trained dentist applying for admission to any U.S. or Canadian Advanced Standing DDS Program. This course is intended to evaluate and elevate a participant’s skills to prepare for any bench exam that may be required in their admissions process; however, it is not a pre-requisite for admission, nor does it guarantee acceptance to any dental program. 

The course will consist of supervised instruction by NYUCD faculty, delivered in English only. All necessary typodonts and instruments will be provided. The program allows each student additional free time to practice any other procedures as needed for any specific program. Students will be able to keep their typodont for continued practice at home. Students will also be permitted to forward additional work after class to program faculty for consultation and evaluation. 

Learn more about the coursePDF, and register online. For more information, please contact

ADEA CAAPID® Customer Service Representatives
are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, except federal holidays.

Phone: 617-612-2035 

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