ADEA CAAPID Applicants
Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists
2017 Application Cycle
March 1, 2016 - February 24, 2017
The 2016-17 ADEA CAAPID application cycle is NOW OPEN!
Applicants from the 2015-16 ADEA CAAPID application cycle who need to access their previous application for reference purposes only may do so by clicking here.
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.
ADEA membership is not a requirement to apply through ADEA CAAPID.
Interested in learning all about the ADEA CAAPID application process?
Download a PDF of the "Introduction to the ADEA CAAPID 2017 Application" presentation for potential applicants by
The presentation covers topics including who should apply through ADEA CAAPID, what information is needed to complete the application process, when the application becomes available, where to access the application online, and why the application is easy to use.
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.
ADEA CAAPID applicants who have taken the ADAT will have their scores provided directly to their designated programs by ADEA CAAPID outside of the application. ADAT results will not be posted on the ADEA CAAPID application.
Interested in learning about Bench Test Prep Courses for Internationally Trained Dentists?
C lick here to learn about a course being offered by the University of Louisville.
lick here to learn about a course being offered by the New York University College of Dentistry.
ADEA CAAPID® Customer Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, except federal holidays.