The ADA is dedicated to helping you prepare for and manage all the licensure examinations and admission tests needed to grow your dental career. 

If you have tested or submitted an application to test, you already have a DENTPIN and can use it and your password to sign in below.  

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 early spring 2025.
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.