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To be considered for programs at Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, prospective students must have a D.D.S., D.M.D. or equivalent general dental degree. Selection for admission to SLU is based upon a completed online application and a personal interview.

Students interested in enrolling at CADE must complete an online application through ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS). The deadlines for applications are July 1 for endodontics, August 1 for periodontics, September 1 for orthodontics and October 1 for pediatric dentistry.

Successful completion of all of the Center for Advanced Dental Education's graduate dental program requirements results in a Master of Science in Dentistry (Research) degree, and a specialty certificate upon completion of didactic and clinical requirements.

Our graduate orthodontic, pediatric dentistry and periodontic programs participate in the match program. All applicants to those programs must obtain a match code number from National Matching Services prior to the selection process.

In line with our mission, CADE strives to develop competent oral health care providers and ethical leaders who can effectively and ethically interact in a multicultural society and global economy. We believe that embracing diversity and inclusion is key to realizing our vision of leading in the improvement of health through advanced oral health.

To achieve this vision, we strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to join our community. Through such inclusivity, we aspire to model excellence in oral health education and practice, preparing our graduates to serve a diverse patient population effectively.

Contact the Center for Advanced Dental Education for all application questions. Any supplemental items can be emailed to or mailed to:

Kimberly Cox
Center for Advanced Dental Education
Saint Louis University
3320 Rutger Street
St. Louis, MO  63104