ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions



Standardized Tests

National Board Dental Exam (NBDE)

ADEA CAAPID collects both self-reported test results and official test results when requested by the applicant. Only official test results from 2012-present test administrations can be sent to ADEA CAAPID. ADEA CAAPID does not require NBDE test results but many programs to have NBDE requirements; for information about the requirements for each program, please see the ADEA CAAPID Directory.

Self-reported NBDE Results

Part I

If the NBDE Part I was completed prior to 2007, applicants must self-report their numerical scores in each of the following sections, as well as their reference numbers:

  • Anatomical Science (49–99).
  • Biochemistry/Physiology (49–99).
  • Microbiology/Pathology (49–99).
  • Dental Anatomy (49–99).
  • Average (49–99).

If the NBDE Part I was completed between 2007 and 2011, applicants will need to report their standard score (49–99) and their overall result (Pass/Fail).

If the NBDE Part I was completed in 2012 or later, applicants are asked to report their overall result (Pass/Fail) only.

Part II

If the NBDE Part II was completed prior to 2012, applicants will need to report their average score (49–99). 

If the NBDE Part II was completed in 2012 or later, applicants will need to report the overall result (Pass/Fail) only.


Official NBDE Results

Applicants can request official NBDE test results at ada.org/dentpin. Under “Send Official Score Reports and National Board Results Requests” click on “request NBDE Part I and Part II Results.” Applicants will need a DENTPIN and password in order to login. 

After logging in and verifying personal information, applicants will select ADEA CAAPID on the “Result Recipient Selection” page. Applicants should not add additional names or email addresses in the “Alternate Recipient(s)” page. Enter payment information and submit the request. An email confirmation will be sent to the address on file.

Results are sent to ADEA CAAPID within five business days. Applicants can login to the ADEA CAAPID application and check the status of their official scores under the “Check Status” tab at the top of the page.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (ETS TOEFL)

All ADEA CAAPID programs have ETS TOEFL requirements. Applicants are able to self-report their test results from the ETS TOEFL within the ADEA CAAPID application for either the internet-based test (iBT) or paper-based test.

Applicants can also provide official TOEFL score reports directly to ADEA CAAPID if they chose. Official score reports are accepted directly from ETS only and must be provided electronically. To have your official TOEFL scores sent directly to ADEA CAAPID, please request scores to be sent to the score code for institution B451: American Dental Education Association’s ADEA CAAPID

While ADEA CAAPID does collect official TOEFL scores, some advanced standing programs also require official TOEFL scores to be sent directly to the program. Applicants are encouraged to check the specific TOEFL score reporting requirements for each program to which they wish to apply by visiting the ADEA CAAPID Program Directory.


Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT)

Applicants who have taken the Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) will have their score(s) sent directly to all ADEA CAAPID designations. Scores will be provided to institutions at regular intervals throughout the cycle. Scores will only be provided to programs for which an applicant has a complete application at the time scores are processed. No ADAT scores will be available within the ADEA CAAPID application.