Experiences, Achievements and Licenses
addition to the academic history, many programs review applicants’ experiences
and achievements along with licenses and certifications. This section allows
applicants to report their experiences within the application. Here are some
guidelines for these sections:
all experiences in chronological order with the most recent experience first.
each experience only once.
experiences that occurred while completing your bachelor’s degree or after.
High school or prior activities should not be reported.
only experiences that were NOT mandatory as a part of your graduation
can list the following types of experiences in ADEA CAAPID:
Dental Experience: List experiences completed
outside of graduation requirements that relate to the dental field. These can
be volunteer, paid or optional academic credit experiences such as home country
dental practice, U.S./Canada assisting, U.S./Canada observing, dental hygiene,
dental laboratory work, etc.
Employment: List paid nondental
Nondental Health Care
List health care experiences, including paid, volunteer or for optional
Research: List research experiences that
were optional opportunities during school. If your degree required a
thesis, do not list it in this section.
Teaching: List extra teaching
experiences that were not part of graduation requirements.
Extracurricular Activities: List activities done for
personal enjoyment, such as playing sports or musical instruments.
Volunteer Activities: List activities that were
nonpaid work, such as tutoring or community service.
each category, applicants are asked to provide information about the
organization with which the experience was completed, supervisor name and
contact information, dates of the experience, time commitment made to the
experience and a description of the experience or responsibilities.
can list honors or awards received, including the name of the honor or award,
the name of the organization presenting the honor or award, the date the honor
or award was received and a description of the honor or award. List
achievements earned during or after a degree. High school awards do not need to
can provide information about any dental or other licenses held, including the
license number, date of issue and country of issue. Applicants will also be
asked to upload a copy of the license to the application.