ADEA DHCAS℠ Applicants

Check out the ADEA DHCAS Search Engine to find program requirements before applying.

It is the applicant's responsibility to correctly select on the first page of the application which program level they are applying to:

Entry Level: Associate, Bachelor, Certificate


Degree Completion or Graduate 

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The ADEA DHCAS application is open August 12th, 2013 - June 16, 2014.

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. The service provides applicants a standardized application for entry level (associates and bachelors), degree completion, and graduate programs. ADEA DHCAS is open from August through June each year. Applicants can only open one application per cycle.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to read, understand and follow all ADEA DHCAS and program-specific instructions.

Learn More:

  • Search Engine: All participating programs have a profile on the ADEA DHCAS Search Engine. Search by program type, program name, or state. The profiles include contact information, program requirements, and a description of the program.  
  • To learn more about dental hygiene, hear from licensed dental hygienists and get tips for applying to programs, check out ADEA GoDental.
  • DENTPIN: To request a DENTPIN for your application, visit the American Dental Association website. Every applicant must retrieve a DentPin to initiate an ADEA DHCAS application.
  • If you are a licensed dental hygienist click here to retrieve your existing DENTPIN:  DENTPIN request form 

Prepare to Apply

Application Instructions

This page includes the general application instructions, frequently asked questions, and information about the fee assistance program.

Short on time? Click here for a printable ADEA DHCAS Checklist.


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