Individuals interested in applying to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine must complete an online application through the American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS). The LECOM School of Dental Medicine only accepts applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


The ADEA works to improve the quality of dental education, and to expand and strengthen the role of dentistry among other health professions in academia and society. ADEA AADSAS simplifies the application process by providing one standardized form, relieving students of the need to complete multiple applications.
Requests for applications should be sent directly to AADSAS at the following address: ADEA AADSAS, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20001 (

AADSAS closes at the beginning of February; check the ADEA AADSAS website for an exact date. Applicants are encouraged to complete applications as early as possible to receive early consideration for an interview.

Please note: LECOM requires two (2) core science letters of recommendation submitted to AADSAS. You may submit two (2) core science letters of recommendation from undergraduate or graduate college/university core science professors. However, in lieu of the two (2) core science letters, LECOM will accept a pre-professional committee letter to meet the requirement.

LECOM Supplemental Application

LECOM requires all applicants to submit a LECOM Supplemental Application. Once LECOM receives the AADSAS application, qualified applicants will receive an e-mail message providing information and instructions regarding how to complete the Supplemental Application. The e-mail message will include a username and password to access the secure LECOM Candidate Portal to complete the Supplemental Application and submit the $50 non-refundable application fee. Payment of the $50 application fee is required at the time you submit your application. The LECOM Supplemental Application is very brief, and LECOM encourages you to complete it as soon as possible. The deadline date for submitting the LECOM Supplemental Application is March 31.

Admissions Process

The LECOM School of Dental Medicine admissions committee will review all applications. The committee will consider each candidate’s academic record and courses. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate scientific knowledge, critical thinking, and effective communication skills. The School of Dental Medicine is seeking candidates committed to providing high-quality, ethical, empathetic, and patient-centered care to serve the needs of a diverse population.

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have taken undergraduate or graduate anatomy, microbiology, and physiology, which are highly recommended as advantageous to the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum taught at LECOM Bradenton.

The admissions committee will invite successful applicants to visit the school for a formal interview. Through the interview, the admissions committee will learn more about the applicant, evaluate motivation, approach to problem solving, and communication skills.

Applicants selected for a personal on-campus interview will be notified in writing from the LECOM Office of Admissions. Applicant interviews will be conducted throughout the application cycle. The School of Dental Medicine will notify applicants, either orally or in writing, of provisional or final acceptance no earlier than December 15th of the academic year prior to the academic year of matriculation.