Future Students

  • What is ADEA AADSAS?

    The ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service is the centralized application service for most U.S. dental schools.

    ADEA AADSAS simplifies the application process by allowing applicants to complete one standardized application, rather than fill out multiple applications.

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  • ADEA DHCAS℠ General Instructions

    The ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service is the centralized application service for applicants to dental hygiene programs. Whether you wish to become a dental hygienist, or are a licensed hygienist and would like to continue your education, ADEA DHCAS is the place to research programs and apply.

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  • ADEA Predental Student Virtual FairADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair
    The 2014 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair is a FREE, ONLINE event where prospective students can visit multiple dental school booths—without travel or registration fees.

    Register on or before April 7, 2014, and attend the live, two-day event to be entered for a chance to WIN one of SEVEN GIVEAWAYS! The top prize is valued at more than $250 and includes a FREE ADEA AADSAS first designation waiver. Learn more

  • Discover GoDental.org
    GoDental is the official resource for those on the path to dentistry and other oral health careers. GoDental’s mission is to guide students through the process of becoming a dental professional by providing helpful resources and networking opportunities to its members. GoDental gathers information directly from its sponsor, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and its constituents in the dental education community. Learn more

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  • Interested in a Health Career?
    ExploreHealthCareers.org gives students a reliable and comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about more than 120 health professions.

    This includes information on and links to health-related education/training programs, financial aid resources, specialized learning opportunities, and current issues in health care. Learn more

  • How Are Applicants Evaluated for Dental School?
    As you prepare for dental school, it is helpful to be familiar with the qualities that dental schools look for when considering individuals for admission. 

    A strong academic background in the sciences is critical, but so are other experiences and personal qualities.  Learn more about becoming a well-qualified applicant to dental school. Learn more

  • Financing a Dental Education
    Being knowledgeable about your financing options is as important as your academic preparation for dental school. Learn more about options for financing your dental education. Learn more

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Examining the Cost of Higher Education and Student Borrowing

ADEA’s latest report, A Report of the ADEA Presidential Task Force on the Cost of Higher Education and Student Borrowing, is now available online.

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Featured Publications

2014 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools

2014 ADEA Official Guide to Dental SchoolsThe 2014 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools answers virtually every question about dentistry and the dental school admissions process. Learn more

Advertising in the Bulletin of Dental Education

Advertising in the Bulletin of Dental Education

The Bulletin of Dental Education Online is a monthly newsletter that highlights activities, news, and information from around the dental education community, as well as ADEA events and activities.

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