The DAT is a 4 hour exam that consists of four sections Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Reasoning

DAT Quick Facts

Frequency Year-Round
Duration 4 hours, 15 minutes
Sections Survey of Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Reasoning
Cost $385
Max. Score 30
Avg. Score 17

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 is only one piece of the elements considered by admissions committees.

What specifically does the DAT test?

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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 at www.ada.org/dat.

How can I prepare?

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