ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions

Personal Information

This section includes biographical information, personal data and background information. 

Release Statements

Pre-submission Release: Agreeing to the pre-submission release of information statement allows designated advanced standing programs to have access to an applicant’s basic contact information prior to submitting the ADEA CAAPID application. This enables designated programs to communicate with applicants directly prior to application submission.

Release Statement: All applicants must agree to the ADEA Release Statement to submit an application. It is important that applicants understand and abide by the principals described in the statement during the application process. View the full text or copy this URL into your browser:

Release of Matriculation Status - Opt Out: ADEA CAAPID will share the status of an applicant who is matriculated to a program to other programs he/she has applied to unless the applicant opts out by checking the box.

Biographical, Contact and Citizenship Information

Collected information includes alternate name, gender and birth information; current and permanent addresses; email address most often checked by the applicant; and phone number.

It is important for all applicants to accurately represent their U.S. citizenship status. The citizenship statuses available to select in ADEA CAAPID include:

  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Temporary U.S. Resident.
  • Non-resident.

Applicants with dual citizenships can note this after they have indicated their U.S. citizenship.

Please note the following: If you are a non-immigrant, please select “Non-resident.” If you are a Conditional U.S. Permanent Resident, please select “Temporary U.S. Resident.”

The visa types available in ADEA CAAPID include:

  • B-1: visitor.
  • F-1: student.
  • F-2: spouses and children of F-1 visa holders.
  • H-4: spouses and dependents of H visa holders.
  • H-1B: employee.
  • I-94: asylum granted.
  • I-94: Cuban-Haitian entrant.
  • I-94: parolee.
  • I-94: refugee.
  • I-94: victim of human trafficking
  • J-1: student.
  • J-1: teacher, researcher or trainee.
  • J-2: spouses and dependents of J-1 visa holders.
  • Refugee.
  • Visa waiver: WB status.
  • Visa waiver: WT status.
  • Other.

IMPORTANT: If an applicant’s citizenship or visa status changes after submitting the ADEA CAAPID application, he/she must contact each dental school directly with the information.

Race and Ethnicity (Optional

Collected information includes ethnicity and race, gender and other identifying information.

Other Information

Collected information includes disclosure of legal and academic or professional disciplinary actions, relatives in the field of dentistry or dental hygiene, previous applications to other health professions programs and previous applications to U.S. dental schools, as well as DENTPIN®, which is required.

Applicants who have previously applied to U.S. dental schools must indicate if the application was to a traditional or advanced standing program.


A DENTPIN is a unique identification number that is used instead of a social security number. DENTPINs are assigned by the American Dental Association. For more information or to obtain a DENTPIN, please visit