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Dental Admission Test (DAT)

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Click the blue box and check back daily for new information. Important updates for all testing candidates regarding COVID-19 

In anticipation of the upcoming flu season and potential increase in restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all testing candidates planning to test during the winter months of 2021 should submit their application and schedule a testing appointment as soon as possible. There is no guarantee that appointments will not be canceled or rescheduled should restrictions increase, but this ensures the best selection of available testing appointments.
 
The DAT is a dental education admission test for those interested in attending a dental education program. This dentistry test is designed to provide dental education programs with a means to assess program applicants’ potential for success. It is administered year round by Prometric test centers in the United States, its territories (including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and Canada.

The test is comprised of multiple-choice questions presented in the English language and is developed according to established test specifications. The DAT consists of a battery of four tests on the following: Survey of the Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning. In the DAT, both the U.S. customary system and the metric system (Imperial System) of units are used.

Before starting the application process, read the DAT Guide. At the time of application, you will be required to confirm that you have read this document, understood its contents, and agree to the policies and procedures contained herein. 

2020 DAT Guide