ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions

Academic History

This section includes data about previous colleges, universities or dental schools attended, self-reported standardized test scores, continuing educations courses completed and any advanced dental education programs attended. Many portions of this section are required for all applicants.

Colleges Attended

This section requires an applicant list each dental school he or she attended or is currently attending, including dates of attendance and graduation information, as well as any other post-secondary institutions attended.

Adding Foreign Dental Schools Attended

To add an institution, type the full name of the institution and select the official name of the college from the drop down list, making sure to search for all possible formats of the institution name. If the institution does not appear in the list after typing the full name, select “Can’t find your school?” Please note: if the name of the institution includes a specific campus, a hyphen may be needed after the name of the school before the campus name to bring the institution up on the list.  Also, if the school name includes abbreviations such as “St.” for Saint, a period may be needed at the end of the abbreviation. For institutions that do not use any type of term information, “Semester” should be selected as the term system.

Sending Official Foreign Transcript Evaluations

ADEA CAAPID requires ONE (1) official copy of a course-by-course (not summary) foreign transcript evaluation completed by either Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) to be submitted by each applicant.  Foreign transcript evaluations completed by any other organization will not be accepted, and should not be sent to ADEA CAAPID.

In addition, all foreign transcript evaluations must be provided electronically to ADEA CAAPID directly from the evaluating organization.  Electronic foreign transcript evaluations MUST be requested using the “Order Evaluation” button located beneath the name of the dental school directly within the ADEA CAAPID application after listing the dental school attended. Evaluations ordered by going directly to the WES or ECE website will not be sent electronically to ADEA CAAPID, and will not be accepted.

For applicants who have created a re-applicant account with ADEA CAAPID, please allow up to two business days for your previously received ECE and WES foreign transcript evaluations to carry forward and show as received on your new application. New foreign transcript evaluations should only be requested if additional coursework has been completed since the previous evaluation was requested or it has been more than two business days since your re-applicant account was create, your foreign transcript evaluation remains showing as not yet received and you have spoken with ADEA CAAPID customer service regarding the status of your previous foreign transcript evaluation.

IMPORTANT: While ADEA CAAPID accepts foreign transcript evaluations from both ECE and WES, each advanced standing program may have a preferred or required evaluating organization. Applicants should check the specific foreign transcript evaluation requirements for each program they are applying to on the ADEA CAAPID Directory.

Continuing Education Courses

Applicants are able to list completed continuing education courses. Information required for each course includes the title of the course, the name of the instructor or sponsoring organization, the number of contact hours and the date of completion. In addition, a copy of the certificate of completion for the course must also be uploaded.

Advanced standing programs prefer to see no more than ten (10) continuing education courses which were completed within the last five (5) years listed on the application.

Advanced Dental Education Programs

Applicants can list any advanced dental education programs completed, or in-progress at the time of application.  Applicants can list programs in any of the eleven (11) program types provided, and will need to provide the name of the program, the institution and country it was completed in, the level of the program (internship, externship, fellowship, graduate certificate or residency) and the dates of attendance. The 11 advanced dental education program types provided are:

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • General Practice Residency
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics