FAQs - General Information

Q: What is the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)?

A: ADEA is the leading North American organization for dental education programs. Our members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools, advanced dental education programs, hospital dental education programs, allied dental education programs, corporations, faculty, residents, and students.

Q: What is the Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (ADEA CAAPID)?

A: ADEA CAAPID is available to all U.S and Canadian dental schools offering advanced standing to international dental graduates seeking a U.S. or Canadian dental degree for state or provincial licensure.

Q: How can I contact CAAPID?

A: Telephone: 617-612-2035
Email: caapidinfo@caapid.org
Website: ADEA CAPPID 

Q: What browser should I use, and what are the technical specifications concerning viewing and completing the online application?

A: BROWSER REQUIREMENTS: For the optimal browsing of the site, use Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or a later release. You may also use Firefox 3.x (or higher), Chrome, or Safari.

  • Internet access
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • Pop-up windows are used, so pop-up blockers must be disabled
  • A monitor resolution of at least 800x600 is required; 1024x768 or larger is preferred
  • It is recommended that the browser window be maximized to take up the entire screen
  • As Microsoft no longer supports Internet Explorer for MacIntosh computers, Mac users are advised to use Safari or Firefox.

In order to view and print Transcript and Letters of Evaluation Matching Request Forms you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Q: Where can I complete an ADEA CAAPID application?

A: The ADEA CAAPID application is available online ONLY. You can directly access your ADEA CAAPID application by saving this link as a Favorite on your computer, https://portal.caapid.org .

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