Testing

The ADA is dedicated to helping you prepare for and manage all the licensure examinations and admission tests needed to grow your dental career. 
System Update Coming Soon
Upgrade Scheduled for March

Next month, the Department of Testing Services (DTS) will be upgrading its online systems to provide a better user experience and incorporate enhanced security features. See additional information below.

All web systems for all examination programs will be unavailable during the upgrade

This includes access to functionality such as the following:  
  • DENTPIN requests and retrievals
  • Accessing the DTS HUB
  • Submission of new test applications
  • Scheduling of testing appointments for unprocessed applications (i.e., applications awaiting school approval, applications pending decisions concerning testing accommodations, etc.)
  • Accessing test results and requesting distribution of results
  • Audit requests, eligibility extension requests, NB certificate orders

There may additionally be a delay in score processing. This systemwide upgrade will not impact test applications that have already been processed and are awaiting candidates to schedule testing appointments. Candidates who have already scheduled an examination or test date can still do so at the respective test centers.

Please plan ahead for this scheduled interruption. Systems will be unavailable to both you and DTS staff during the upgrade. No exceptions will be possible during this period. 

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact DTS at 1.800.232.1694. You may also contact DTS staff via the email address provided for each examination program. 

ADAT adatexam@ada.org 
DAT   datexam@ada.org 
ATDH atdhexam@ada.org 
INBDE, NBDHE nbexams@ada.org 
DLOSCE  dlosce@ada.org 

 


 

 

Your DENTPIN®

If you have tested or applied to test, you already have a DENTPIN and can use it to sign in to your account below. Otherwise, request your DENTPIN now. 

Dental student library

Recent and Forthcoming Updates

Please download and check Recent and Forthcoming Updates to Examinations and Tests (PDF) often as you prepare for your  examination.
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Admission Tests and Examinations

Select an admission test or a licensure examination below to get application information, find study guides, and request scores.  

The Dental Admission Test is required before attending dental school.
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The Advanced Dental Admission Test is for those interested in post-graduate programs. 
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The Admission Test for Dental Hygiene is taken before entering dental hygiene school.
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The Integrated National Board Dental Exam replaces the NBDE Parts I and II.
The DLOSCE is a high stakes licensure examination which began administration in 2020.
The Dental Hygiene Licensure OSCE is scheduled to launch in 2024.
The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination is part of the licensure process for dental hygienists. 
The Optometry Admission Test is designed for potential optometry students. 
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Resources for students

Take advantage of resources designed for dental students. Connect with state and local societies, get tips on managing debt, and access no-cost life and disability insurance.

ADA Library & Archives

The ADA Library & Archives provides research assistance as well as access to dental and oral health resources including various databases, e-journals, e-books and more.
Volunteer as a test constructor

Lend your talents to future applicants. The Department of Testing Services needs volunteer subject matter experts to assist with test construction. Volunteers may also earn CE credit.

Volunteer as a test constructor. Lend your talents to future applicants.

Access the DTS Hub

The Department of Testing Services (DTS) Hub is a platform for schools and boards to approve examination applications and view scores. Schools and boards can log in below with an account ID and password.