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Test Preparation

The DAT program offers a complete DAT Practice Test. The DAT Practice Test is available in both a Web-based and print format. The Web-based test is timed and reflects the actual DAT testing time (four hours and 30 minutes). If time expires before you complete the DAT Practice Test, it must be purchased again. Immediately upon conclusion of the practice test, the test-taker will receive an unofficial score report indicating the number of questions you answered correctly (i.e., raw score). The report includes the total number of items as well as the number of correct responses (raw scores) for each of the four tests and three test sections (biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry) under the Survey of Natural Sciences (SNS). 

The intent of the practice test is to help candidates understand the types of questions that will be asked on the Dental Admission Test (DAT). All practice items are the copyrighted property of the American Dental Association. The practice items are intended for the use of educators and students within the educational environment or for individual study and may not be reproduced in any format, whether paper or electronic, without expressed written permission of the ADA.

Before you purchase the Web-based DAT Practice Test, review the general information (PDF) about the test. Then, click on the link below and submit the appropriate fee with a valid credit card. 

Web-based Practice Test 

Print Format Practice Test

To purchase the print format of the DAT Practice Test, complete the order form below and submit the appropriate fee with a money order or certified check.

Sample Test Items

Please refer to the DAT reference texts below for helpful resources while studying for the test.