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Enter your DENTPIN. This is a unique identification number that is assigned by the American Dental Association. Visit the American Dental Association site for more information or to obtain a DENTPIN.

Language Proficiency

Select your first language (the language of your birth). If you speak additional languages, click Add Another Language. Then, select the language(s) and the level of your proficiency in each.

Military Status

If you have US military experience, select your anticipated status at the time of enrollment from the drop-down. Select Not a member of the military if this does not apply.

Felony and Misdemeanor Convictions

Indicate whether you've ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony. Note that most programs require satisfactory background check results as a condition of acceptance. Failure to disclose and provide accurate information about prior convictions may have serious consequences, such as annulment of acceptance offers, program dismissal, or other sanctions. 

Background checks reflect all prior convictions, guilty pleas, city ordinance citations (such as public intoxication), illegal possession(s) including possession of alcohol under the legal age, payments of fines (including traffic violations), and, in some cases, prior records thought to have been expunged. Note that in some states, common traffic violations may be considered misdemeanors. 

Candidates with criminal records due to felony offenses are encouraged to be aware of the potential impact for program acceptance and future licensure. Contact the programs you wish to apply to and state licensing agencies where you hope to practice for advice if you have a felony conviction or a criminal record. If you are uncertain of the status of a charge versus a conviction on your record, or if you are uncertain as to whether your offense was an infraction, misdemeanor, or a felony, contact the city, county, or state jurisdiction where the incident occurred.

If you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony prior to admission and/or matriculation, it is your responsibility to immediately inform your program(s).

License Infraction

Indicate whether you have ever had any certification, registration, license, or clinical privileges revoked, suspended, or in any way restricted by an institution, state, or locality. If yes, enter an explanation in the spaces provided. 

Academic Infraction

Indicate whether you have ever been disciplined or placed on academic probation while attending an academic institution. If yes, enter an explanation in the spaces provided.

Previous Attendance at Health Profession Program

Indicate whether you previously attended a medical school or health profession program anywhere in the world, regardless of completion. If you select Yes, enter details about the program. 

Applications to Other Health Professions

Indicate whether you have previously or are currently applying to a health profession school other than dental schools. If yes, enter the school(s), program types, the year(s) you applied, and whether or not you were accepted. 

Education Interruption

Indicate if your education has ever been interrupted or adversely affected for reasons other than deficiencies in conduct or academic performance. If you select Yes, enter an explanation in the field provided.

Military Service Interruption

Indicate if your education has ever been interrupted because of military service. If you select Yes, enter an explanation in the space provided. 

Previous Applications to US Dental Schools

If you previously applied to any dental medical colleges or universities, select the year(s) you applied. Use the entering year of the fall semester when you would have enrolled. Report only applications submitted before the current ADEA AADSAS application cycle. 

Manual Dexterity

Enter any activities that require manual dexterity (e.g., activities that require hand-eye coordination such as cross-stitching, sewing, arts and crafts, playing musical instruments, auto repair, etc.) at which you are proficient. Be sure to enter your response as a narrative list; do not use bullet points.

First-Generation College Student

Indicate if you are a first-generation student (i.e., neither parent/legal guardian completed a bachelor's degree or higher). 

COVID-19 Impact

Use this section to describe how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your preparation for the application to dental school up to this point. Each dental school will determine how responses to this question will be considered during the admissions process. 

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