ADEA CAAPID: Applicants

2020 CAAPID Quickguide

ADEA CAAPID is the centralized application service for international applicants who have previously completed a dental education program outside the United States or Canada who wish to practice dentistry in the United States.

Download ADEA CAAPID® Applicant Quick Guide PDF

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ADEA CAAPID® Customer Service

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     


Additional resources to help you learn more about the ADEA CAAPID application process can be found below:

► The 2024-25 application fees are $264 for the first program an applicant applies to and $115 for each additional program.

► All participating programs have a profile on the ADEA CAAPID Program Finder. 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® : A personal identification number used in place of the social security number. Every applicant must retrieve a DENTPIN to initiate an ADEA CAAPID application.  

Are You an International Applicant?

Determine which application service is right for you by answering a few simple questions:

  1. Have you completed a dental degree program outside the United States or Canada?
    • No – Apply for a traditional D.D.S. or D.M.D. program via ADEA AADSAS.
    • Yes – Go to the next question.

  2. Do you wish to practice dentistry in the United States after completion of your education in this country?
    • No– Apply for a dental residency in a specialty area via ADEA PASS.
    • Yes– Apply for an advanced standing program via ADEA CAAPID.