ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions


The ADEA Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (ADEA CAAPID®) is the centralized application service for internationally educated dentists who wish to practice dentistry in the United States or Canada. ADEA CAAPID is the place to research and apply to participating advanced standing predoctoral dental programs without having to go through traditional D.D.S./D.M.D. programs. ADEA CAAPID applicants can research programs by state or program name by using the  ADEA CAAPID Directory.

The ADEA CAAPID application is available March through February of each year, and applicants can begin an application by visiting To complete the application, an applicant must complete five sections: Program Selections, Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information and Program Materials.

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