Review these instructions for applying to dentistry school.

Submitting your application

Almost all dental schools use the centralized ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).

ADEA’s Application Prep site has information about all aspects of the application process.

Supplemental materials

Letters of recommendation, academic transcripts and any other required institution-specific materials (see individual schools for more information) may have to be submitted in addition to AADSAS.


Many dental schools are on a "rolling admissions" process, and give special consideration to applicants who submit applications earlier in the admissions cycle. Applicants should try to apply before August 1 for the upcoming year's enrollment, as most dental schools fill a large percentage of their entering class by December.