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Start Your Dental School Application Early!

ADEA AADSAS Cycle Soft Opens on May 14!

Get ready to apply to dental school! The 2019-2020 ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application opens on May 14! Be proactive and start planning for the upcoming cycle now.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Reach out to your professors, health professions advisor and/or mentor to formally request a letter of recommendation.
  • Document professional experiences and academic achievements to include on your application.
  • Research participating dental schools through the newly released 2019-2020 ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools or by subscribing to the ADEA Dental School Explorer—an online resource with information about the 76 dental schools.

ADEA AADSAS opens on May 14, but you can’t officially submit your application until June 4. Use these extra three weeks to review your application, collect materials and ensure you’re submitting a strong application.

Don’t wait, start planning today! Need help? Contact ADEA AADSAS Customer Service or read the ADEA AADSAS application instructions.

2019 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs May 22 and 23!


You’re invited to the 2019 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs on May 22 and 23!

Did you miss #GoDental19 in Chicago? Do you need more information about applying to dental school? Spring into action with #GDVF19! Take advantage of this two-day event where you can visit multiple virtual dental school booths and receive answers about the ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application—no travel or registration fees required!

Here’s what you can expect during #GDVF19:

ADEA AADSAS Prep Day Live, Wednesday, May 22, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Information about completing an ADEA AADSAS application.
  • Tips to overcome common obstacles related to the application.
  • Keynote presentation featuring two dental students from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
  • Opportunities to chat live with ADEA AADSAS customer service representatives.

Dental School Chat Day Live, Thursday, May 23, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Chat with dental school admissions officers from over 50 U.S. and Canadian dental schools in live, virtual booth spaces.
  • Access video presentations on financial planning, interviewing and much more!

If you are applying to dental school, you don’t want to miss this informative event. Register today and spread the word!

Finding Shadowing Opportunities

Shadowing is the act of following a professional as they do their typical work activities in a clinic or hospital setting. You might ask why this experience is so important? First, it may be the defining experience which tells you whether or not you want to be a physician. Shadowing gives you a very tangible sense of what life is like for a professional. Through working alongside a professional, you can gain unique insight into what happens in a day in the life of your career of choice. You get a sense of what it’s like working with patients, working with other health care professionals (nurses, PAs, and therapists), and what the challenges and rewards are of working in the profession. You’ll learn how a health professional organizes their day, allows time for the unexpected, stays current in the profession, integrates personal and professional life, and manage the financial aspects of their practice.

Shadowing can also be crucial for a second reason: Having clinical experience allows admissions committees know that you have some understanding of what you are getting into. It also shows admissions officers your commitment to a health career because you have taken initiative in learning about being a professional prior to applying to school.

The AAMC also has a handout on Guidelines for Clinical Shadowing Experiences.

If you have any questions, please schedule an appointment with one of the advisors.

New ADEA Resource: Enrichment Programs Calendar

ADEA GoDental is pleased to announce a new resource that benefits prospective dental students like you—the Enrichment Programs Calendar! The calendar is exclusively designed around enrichment programs and experiences in the United States that focus on the dental professions. Search by program name, application deadline, state, educational level and focus area to find opportunities to bolster your preparation for dental school. Programs listed on the calendar offer enrichment experiences for all levels of education—high school, college, post baccalaureate and graduate students. We encourage you to check the calendar often as new programs and events are added throughout the year.

Required and Recommended Coursework by Dental School

The ADEA AADSAS® Participating Dental Schools Required and Recommended Courses chart is a helpful resource for prospective dental school applicants to easily access required and recommended coursework. Traditionally, dental schools expect applicants to complete two semesters (three quarters) of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. It’s important to know how dental schools differ on the additional classes they require, so we encourage students to thoroughly research each school they are interested in applying to for any additional prerequisites.

GoDental Recruitment Event March 16 in Chicago

The holidays may be over, but there’s still time to give yourself the gift of knowledge.

The 2019 ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event on March 16 in Chicago, IL, is THE opportunity to find answers to your most pressing questions about the dental school admissions process.

Register today for FREE!

With more than 50 U.S. dental schools represented, this is a must-attend event for prospective dental school applicants! Take advantage of this opportunity to leave a lasting impression on representatives from dental schools you might apply to as soon as next summer.

Plus, be inspired by future classmates and walk away with the confidence and tools you need to be a standout candidate and successfully submit your application.

View the agenda and hotel information at adea.org/godental19.

A limited amount of travel assistance will be available to individuals traveling from outside the Chicago area. Applications for travel assistance, which are completed during registration, will close at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 15, 2019. Individuals that submitted a complete travel assistance application by the deadline will receive an email about the status of their request no later than February 22, 2019.