Before you apply, review the official ATDH Candidate Guide to learn about exam content, fees, scoring, waivers, and more. As part of the application, you must verify that you agree to the rules and regulations outlined in the Candidate Guide.
Start by obtaining a DENTPIN. Your DENTPIN is the unique identifier for all your dental testing needs. Request a DENTPIN. (If you have previously applied to take a dental exam, you should use your existing DENTPIN.) Once you have your DENTPIN, use it to sign in to your MyAccount to complete your ATDH application.
Testing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. There are no exceptions. Your credit or debit card will be charged when you submit your application. Make sure to use a consistent name. When inputting your name, use the name as it appears on your official government issued identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. When you arrive at the test center, the name on the IDs you present must match exactly the name on your application or you will be denied admission to test. If you are denied admission, you will need to submit a new application and you will forfeit your previous fee.
Confirm your eligibility before scheduling your test. Before you can schedule your test, you must receive eligibility confirmation from the Department of Testing Services. This confirmation will arrive via email. Please check your spam folder before contacting the Department of Testing Services for assistance.
The ATDH application cycle is September 1-October 31.