ADEA CAAPID Applicants
2015 Application Cycle
March 17, 2015 - February 19, 2016
Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists
The ADEA Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (ADEA CAAPID) is available to all individuals applying to the participating programs. Applicants to ADEA CAAPID are foreign educated dental graduates who wish to practice dentistry in the U.S. or Canada.
ADEA CAAPID includes advanced standing programs which are typically shorter in length compared to traditional D.D.S./D.M.D. degrees. ADEA CAAPID simplifies the application process by allowing you to submit one standardized application, rather than individual applications to each program. Advanced placement programs benefit by receiving uniform information on all applicants.
Learn more about the ADEA CAAPID application process here:
- Review the
ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions.
- All participating programs have a profile on the
ADEA CAAPID Directory. Browse by state. The profiles include contact information, program requirements, and a description of the program.
- To find out more about becoming licensed in the U.S. and Canada, visit
- DENTPIN®: It is a personal identification number used in place of the social security number. Every applicant must retrieve a DENTPIN to initiate an ADEA CAAPID application. Click
here to retrieve an existing DENTPIN.
Bench Test Prep Courses for International Dentists
Offered by the University of Louisville School of Dentistry
The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Education (ULSD) offers a Bench Test Preparatory Course for International Dentists who are considering applying to Advanced Placement Dental Programs in the United States and Canada. This course is designed for those who wish to receive an introduction to the ideal restorative, endodontic and fixed prosthodontic guidelines. A Periodontal Module will also be presented.
The 3-day course involves didactic and hands-on sessions presented by the University of Louisville School of Dentistry Faculty. Each discipline will present material with expected guidelines. Participants will have the opportunity to practice. This is not a pre-requisite nor does it guarantee admission to any dental school.
Learn more about the course, and apply to attend.
Offered by the New York University School of Dentistry
University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) offers a 3-day “hands-on” program
designed for the foreign-trained dentist applying for admission to any U.S. or
Canadian Advanced Standing DDS Program. This course is intended to evaluate and
elevate a participant’s skills to prepare for any bench exam that may be
required in their admissions process; however, it is not a
pre-requisite for admission, nor does it guarantee acceptance to any dental
The course will
consist of supervised instruction by NYUCD faculty, delivered in English only.
All necessary typodonts and instruments will be provided. The program allows
each student additional free time to practice any other procedures as needed
for any specific program. Students will be able to keep their typodont for
continued practice at home. Students will also be permitted to forward
additional work after class to program faculty for consultation and
Learn more about the course, and register online. For more
information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADEA CAAPID® Customer Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, except federal holidays.