Career Center

ADEA offers the latest resources for students, faculty, and deans and administrators looking to move forward in their careers in dentistry and allied health. These resources include ADEA's leading application services and databases for health and dental careers.

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ADEA GoDental is the official web resource for individuals on the pathway to dental education and oral health careers. This site offers an interactive experience for social networking, community development, and engaging in dialogue.

GoDental’s mission is to guide students through the experience of becoming a dentist, providing information directly from dental professionals. While other websites use information from third parties and volunteers, GoDental comes straight from the source. GoDental is sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the voice of dental education. is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers. This website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions, and college students.

This site gives students a reliable and comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the 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.

ADEA Applications Services

More than 14,000 students and 500 dental education institutions annually rely on ADEA to provide uniform information about applicants in a standardized format. 

ADEA directs four centralized application services:

  • ADEA AADSAS, the Associated American Dental Schools Application Services, for students pursuing a doctorate (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) in dentistry
  • ADEA CAAPID, an application service for advanced placement predoctoral programs for dentists who have degrees earned outside the United States or Canada
  • ADEA PASS, the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) for students pursuing advanced advanced dental education 
  • ADEA DHCAS, the centralized application service for dental hygiene programs. DHCAS opened for the inaugural cycle in August 2013.