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Test Preparation and Use

The American Dental Association's (ADA) Advanced Dental Admission Test (ADAT) is designed to provide dental education programs with a means to assess program applicants’ potential for success. Please download and review the following guides. They are intended to provide advanced dental education programs with information concerning the appropriate use and interpretation of ADAT results.

2017
2016

The ADAT Program List for 2017 can be downloaded below. It is a listing of advanced dental education programs that are requiring, accepting, or not accepting ADAT scores. This list indicates how advanced dental education programs plan to use ADAT scores in 2017. Advanced dental education programs not listed here have not shared their intended ADAT use with the ADA. If a program you are interested in does not appear on this list, please contact the program directly to understand current program application requirements and intended uses of ADAT scores. All programs will have electronic access to ADAT scores through the Department of Testing Services' results reporting hub (DTS Hub).

•    ADAT Program List for 2017 (PDF) Updated 8/10/2017


The following ADAT Practice Test is offered to help candidates understand the types of questions that  appear on the ADAT. All practice questions are the copyrighted property of the American Dental Association. These practice questions are intended for the use of students and educators and may not be reproduced in any format, whether paper or electronic, without the expressed written permission of the ADA.

•    ADAT Practice Test (PDF)

ADAT questions are written by subject matter experts who reference the dental literature when writing questions. A list of ADAT reference texts are available to download: 

•    ADAT Reference Texts (PDF)