ADEA DHCAS℠ Application Overview

The ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (DHCAS) 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. Save time and energy by completing one application for multiple programs.

ADEA DHCAS is open from August through June each year. Applicants can only open one application per cycle.


Prepare to Apply: What is needed before the application opens.


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General Instructions: More information on what information and documents are collected as part of the application


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Application Fees and Fee Assistance Program   


Frequently Asked Questions  


Security is a priority at ADEA DHCAS. We are committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of all information. We use a combination of state-of-the-art technology and methods to help ensure that all online sessions are secure.


Contact ADEA DHCAS

Customer service is available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
Phone Number: 617-612-2095
Email: dhcasinfo@dhcas.org