Applying to Dental School: AADSAS 2016 Is Now Open!

The time has arrived. You’ve been working hard keeping up that GPA, getting gleaming DAT scores, well now it’s time to put it on paper er well okay or computer I guess…

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has officially opened the Associated American Dental Schools Application Service aka the AADSAS for the 2016!


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The ADEA’s nice infographic above may look simple enough but don’t waste anytime the 2016 AADSAS is a huge undertaking! Let’s go over the big things to keep mind when beginning your AADSAS journey…



First thing’s first you need a DENTPIN, a unique identification number assigned to each applicant. You’ll use the same DENTPIN login info you used when signing up for the DAT and if you haven’t even done that yet… WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Okay, so you don’t necessarily have to have taken the DAT by now but oy get on DAT Cracker and get it done! If you have applied using the AADSAS before you use the same DENTPIN login and good news is most of the application fields are saved and ready to use again. But not everything transfers so be sure review, add, and update as needed.

So if you need to register for a DENTPIN go here.


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The total application cost truly lies in the number of dental programs you are planning on applying to. Upon completely the AADSAS the fee is $245 and includes submission to one school then it’s an additional $93 for each additional school. The application process as a whole can quickly become expensive with the cost of taking the DAT, completely the AADSAS, then individual schools secondary application fees, traveling to interviews, etc. so you really want to do your research and narrow down the programs you really want to apply to!



If you are applying to any of the three dental programs in Texas AND you are a state of Texas resident then you need the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service aka the TMDSAS, which opened up May 1st! Applicants from Texas MUST use this application while non-Texas residents can apply with either the TMDSAS or the AADSAS! FYI the $140 app fee covers you to apply to all three dental schools! Get on it because the TMDSAS closes October 1st! But for now back to the AADSAS…


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Be sure to take a gander at the other blog posts covering the application such as Letters of RecommendationThe Interview, and less we forget about all those DAT Breakdown posts, huh? 🙂


Remember these are only the primary things to keep in mind when starting to tackling the AADSAS so to get the ADEA’s full application instructions go here. Go forth and conquer y’all!