Take the DAT at a Prometric Test Center
You should schedule 60 to 90 days before your desired test date. Please remember, you may schedule your testing appointment with Prometric only upon receipt of your eligibility letter.
Rescheduling Testing Appointments
If you must reschedule a test appointment, contact Prometric more than 24 business hours before your appointment. Rescheduling will result in a rescheduling fee that is payable directly to Prometric.
The fee schedule is as follows:
||1 to 5 business days prior to the testing appointment
||6 to 30 business days prior to the testing appointment
||31+ business days prior to the testing appointment
**Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are NOT business days**
Appointments can be rescheduled by calling Prometric at 800.688.5804 or through www.prometric.com. Leaving a message for a local test center is not sufficient; the local test center cannot schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment.
Take the Test at a Prometric Test Center
You are encouraged to review the DAT Tutorial before taking the DAT. The tutorial provides sample items and information about navigating through the test. The link below provides online access to the DAT Tutorial and a preview of the DAT format.
For issues requiring further action, contact the Dental Admission Testing Program within five business days of the testing appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Test Day Checklist
Please download and review this test day checklist
(PDF) for a summary of the most frequent issues that create complications for examinees on the day of testing. The Department of Testing Services (DTS) encourages you to read the entire guidebook for the test you are taking and to call the DTS at 800.232.2162 with any questions.
Prometric Biometric Enabled Check-In