Deciding where to apply

As part of the application process, it is important to decide which schools you will apply to. While there are many publications that rank the dental schools, they are often inaccurate, as there is no level playing field to rank one against another since they all offer programmatic and mission-based differences. This is why it is so important to determine what you are looking to get from your dental education and how you want it to be structured.

There are many factors to consider when deciding which schools to apply to, including geographical location, student body, curriculum type, clinical or research focus, community-centric or larger clinical experiences and many more. Use the map and dental school preferences sheet below to help you determine what schools you want to designate on your ADEA AADSAS® application.