Category Archives: Dental


May 15, 2018: 2019 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants. Start your application today and submit on June 5.
June 5, 2018: 2018 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants
August 15 – September 30, 2018: Academic Update period (1st academic period)
December 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019: Academic Update period (2nd academic period)
February 1, 2019: 2019 ADEA AADSAS closes
February 15, 2019: Last day to submit all official documents to ADEA AADSAS

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Feb. 8 Webinar: Your Window to Successful DAT Preparation

Mark Your Calendar: The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is partnering with Kaplan® Test Prep to present Strategies for a Successful DAT, and you’re invited!

Webinar: Strategies for a Successful DAT
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join us for this FREE live, one-hour webinar on preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT), featuring representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and two U.S. dental schools.

You will learn:

  • How the DAT factors into the admissions process.
  • Which scores appear in ADEA AADSAS®—the application to dental school.
  • The best study strategies for test-taking.
  • How to tackle the more complex practice DAT questions.
  • Where to learn more about the DAT.


  • B.Lamont Lowery, Director of Admissions, East Carolina University School of
    Dental Medicine
  • Kay H. Malone III, D.D.S., FAGD, Admissions Advisor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • Petros Minasi, Director of Pre-Health Programs, Kaplan Test Prep

Attend February 8 and take your DAT preparation to the next level!



Apply for the Summer Health Professions Education Program Starting December 1

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and to prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions—part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health.

Apply Today


Free webinars for predentals

Below is information on upcoming webinars as part of National ASDA Predental Month in October. All webinars will be recorded for registrants to access later.

Some of the listed webinars are free for ASDA members only.

Predental timeline 
Oct. 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

DAT resources & study habits
Oct. 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

Paying for dental school
Oct. 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members only

Scholarships for aspiring dental students 
Oct. 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT

Interviewing for dental school (live mock interview) 
Oct. 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members only

Non-traditional paths to dental school 
Oct. 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m. CDT
Free for ASDA members only


Brian Jones, membership development manager
American Student Dental Association

211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 700 | Chicago, IL 60611

312-440-2841 |

LECOM Open House

Students interested in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and dental medicine are cordially invited to attend an Open House at one of the three locations of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM):

Saturday, November 11, in Bradenton, FL

Friday, November 17,  in Greensburg, PA

Saturday, November 18, in Erie, PA

At this event you will have the opportunity to learn more about LECOM and all that it has to offer.  In addition to demonstrations and tours, there will be plenty of time to speak directly with our students, faculty, and staff.  Families and friends are welcome.  We ask that you choose a location and then RSVP as instructed through the link below:

If you have any questions or cannot attend the event but would still like information regarding LECOM, please contact me or visit our website at  For additional information, you may also search for LECOM in the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad or download the LECOM app through Google plan on your Android smartphone or tablet.


Free webinar on predental wellness

Webinar: Predental wellness: Dealing with rejection – Register

Date: September 11, 2017, 7-8:30pm CDT

Description: Only 50% of applicants are accepted into dental school each year, leaving the remaining half of applicants dejected. In extreme cases, some of those are at risk for depression, anxiety and a loss of ambition. The panelists for this webinar will teach you how to develop strong habits and healthy ways to respond to rejection. In addition, a dental student will share their own personal journey of overcoming initial rejection and eventually gaining acceptance into dental school.


Erica Ashauer, M.A., director of health professions advising at Elmhurst College

Sable Muntean, LECOM ’18



To assist applicants in successfully submitting and completing their ADEA AADSAS® application, the ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs will open as “ADEA AADSAS Live” for one additional day on Monday, August 7.

All current dental school applicants are invited to join ADEA AADSAS Live—a free, online event for current applicants to chat live directly with customer service representatives regarding the application.

In addition to ADEA AADSAS customer service staff, dedicated experts will be available during the event to offer tips and answer questions about specific topics, including:

  • Fee Assistance Program (FAP) | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Personal Statement | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Letters of Evaluation | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Financing a Dental Education | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Those applicants who registered for or attended the ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs on May 21 or June 15 do not need to register again, and will automatically receive information about logging in on August 7, 2017.

Applicants who did not participate in the 2017 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs will need register to access the event.

Top Tips for Completing the ADEA AADSAS Application

The American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS®) is now open on a redesigned platform.

Here are five tips to help you successfully complete the application to dental school.

  1. Don’t wait on transcripts, DAT or letters of evaluation to submit. While transcripts are a required part of the application, they are not necessary in order to submit the application. Applicants can submit and continue to monitor the receipt of all post-secondary transcripts.
  2. Complete the program materials section. The program materials section is new this year. Many schools ask applicants to respond to questions specific to their institutions and to indicate which of their courses fulfill the school’s prerequisites. This section is required and must be completed before the application is submitted.
  3. Check messages in the application. ADEA AADSAS posts messages in the application. If there is an error with the application or the applicant status has changed, the applicant will receive a note. Applicants should check in regularly to ensure they haven’t missed any critical information.
  4. Use an updated resume to complete the experiences and achievements sections. While applicants typically work on the experiences and achievements sections last, there’s no need to wait. Updated resumes are a great roadmap to complete these sections.
  5. Have the personal statement edited by an advisor or peer. The personal statement will be sent to each dental school where an applicant applies. In order to ensure it is a good reflection of character and that there are no grammatical errors, applicants should have the personal statement reviewed by an advisor or other trusted individual who will be able to provide helpful feedback.

Note: Applicants who submit by August 1, 2017 will be invited to “Interviews With Five U.S. Dental Schools,” an exclusive, live webinar to gain first-hand interview tips from dental school admissions staff.

If you have questions or concerns about the application, contact ADEA AADSAS customer service at or 617-612-2045.