2023-24 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools

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ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools 2023-2024 for Students Entering in Fall 2024 or Fall 2025

The all-digital 2023-2024 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools consists of a one-year subscription to the online directory of dental schools (the ADEA Dental School Explorer) and a PDF publication.

ADEA has published and updated this comprehensive resource for more than five decades.

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The PDF book complements the ADEA Dental School Explorer and contains a wealth of information, including:

  • An introduction to the dental profession and what you can expect as a dental student.
  • A chapter on the importance of access, diversity and inclusion.
  • Tips on navigating the application process.
  • A section on the holistic (whole file) admissions process.
  • Information for Canadian and international students applying to Canadian or U.S. dental schools, and a chapter for U.S. students applying to Canadian dental schools.
  • A section for gap-year students, career changers and re-applicants.
  • Guidance on financing a dental education.
  • Worksheets to help you gather information, set priorities and brainstorm ideas for your application.
  • Seven comparative data tables to help you make informed decisions about where to apply, which include statistics on dental school applicants; first-time, first-year enrollees; and admissions requirements.


Updated each spring, the ADEA Dental School Explorer provides data from U.S. and Canadian dental schools.

The information—which can be viewed on your computer, tablet or smart phone—is searchable by key word and filterable by institution type, predental program and location (state, territory or province). The online tool also allows you to use bookmarks and make notes, compare up to four schools and add your own deadlines to an interactive calendar.

Each dental school profile includes:

  • Curriculum highlights.
  • Required and recommended courses.
  • Information on community college and advanced placement coursework accepted.
  • Dental shadowing requirements/recommendations.
  • Admission cycle timetables.
  • Fee, deposit and cost-of-attendance schedules.
  • 2020 applicant and entering-class data, including demographic information, mean DAT scores and mean GPAs.
  • International Dental Graduate programs.
  • A listing of available predental programs.


Official Guide to Dental Schools: $35, which includes the PDF book and a one-year subscription to the online ADEA Dental School Explorer.