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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 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.

Contact the Center for Advanced Dental Education for all application questions.