ADEA CAAPID℠ Application Instructions



What Is ADEA CAAPID℠?

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 January 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.