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Medical Professions Advisement

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DAT (Dental Admissions Test)

The DAT is a multi-faceted exam required for admission to dental school.

The test includes questions in these areas:

  • biology
  • general chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • perceptual ability
  • reading comprehension
  • quantitative reasoning

Preparation resources

The American Dental Association (ADA) furnishes a number of resources to help students prepare for the DAT, including an exam guide and practice tests. You can find the exam guide PDF here and visit the DAT website here for more preparation materials.


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