The DAT is a 4 hour exam that consists of four sections: Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Reasoning
DAT Quick Facts
|Duration||4 hours, 15 minutes|
|Sections||Survey of Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Reasoning|
What is the DAT and why is it important?
The DAT (Dental Admission Test) is used as part of the admissions process for dental school. It tests general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability. While it is a required component of your overall application to dental schools, the DAT exam is only one piece of the elements considered by admissions committees.
What specifically does the DAT test?
Learn more information about each DAT section.
How is the DAT scored?
Each test is scored on a scale of 1–30. The Survey of Natural Sciences test includes three sub scores for Biology, General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, which are averaged to generate your SNS score.
How do I register?
In order to register, you must have a DENTPIN from the ADA. You can find out about how to receive your DENTPIN on the ADA website.
How can I prepare?
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