ADEA CAAPID: Applicants

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.

Apply to ADEA CAAPID


The 2018-2019 application cycle is now open. The application instructions have been updated.


Watch the “2018 ADEA CAAPID Overview" webinar.  


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

Email: caapidinfo@caapid.org 
Phone: 617-612-2035     


    IMPORTANT NOTES

    Additional resources to help you learn more about the ADEA CAAPID application process can be found below:
    • Review the  ADEA CAAPID Application Instructions.
    • All participating programs have a profile on the  ADEA CAAPID Directory. 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. Click here to retrieve an existing DENTPIN.   

    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.