The ADA Department of Testing Services uses commercially reasonable methods to secure and protect confidential information.
The ADAT Program collects and retains personal information for activities such as administering the ADAT, fulfilling departmental responsibilities, maintaining the integrity of the test, detecting and preventing unlawful activity, and fulfilling legal requirements. The ADAT Program may retain ADAT results indefinitely, along with testing records and corresponding personal data.
When applying to take the test, you will be required to execute a written release and consent to the collection of your fingerprints. Palm vein scans are collected for purposes of verifying identity and detecting and preventing unlawful activity; this data is securely stored.
Records of your individual scores are released to education programs or other entities with your written authorization or designation by electronic means, through the examination application or through score report requests. Scores will not be reported to you by telephone, fax, email, or in person.
The ADAT Program uses test data for research purposes and to enhance the testing program. In such instances, the data are confidential and individual candidates are not identified in published results.
The ADAT Program uses data security procedures to protect the integrity of personal and test information.
By registering for the test, you consent to the collection, processing, use, and transmission of your personal information, including fingerprints, in accordance with the statements outlined in this Guide. If you enroll in an advanced dental education program, by taking this examination you agree to permit information about your program performance (e.g., grades) to be provided by your program to the ADA Department of Testing Services.
This information may be used in conjunction with your test scores in research studies assessing the performance of this examination.