ADEA CAAPID℠ Applicants

2015 Application Cycle
March 17, 2014 - January 16, 2015


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 ADEA GoDental.
  • 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℠ Customer Service Representatives
are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, except federal holidays.

Phone: 617-612-2035 

From Nova Southeastern University...

Nova Southeastern University is offering two courses for International dentists. For more information, please visit the Nova Southeastern University website using the links below:  

Preparatory Course for Bench Examinations

NSU offers a preparatory bench exam course in restorative dentistry for international dentists. This course is geared towards individuals who may need better preparation in operative dentistry, for the testing required by most U.S. dental schools as part of their admissions process. The course features didactic and hands-on sessions supervised by NSU College of Dental Medicine faculty and dental residents. The course includes a mock bench test and a detailed review of the results. Participants will be trained in NSU College of Dental Medicine Simulation Laboratory.
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Pathway Program for Health Care Professionals

These educational opportunities are designed to prepare international dentists and physicians for NBDE, and USMLE . The Program's diverse staff includes NSU faculty and outstanding educators from around the world.  View more information.

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