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Math Foundations - Self-Paced
A collection of online videos and practice questions designed to build a strong foundation in the fundamental math skills needed for the Survey of Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning sections of the DAT.
3 Hours of 1-on-1 Coaching Live Online
Get personal with individual review and analysis of your practice test results, help building a study plan, and guidance on the dental school application process.
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We use feedback from the thousands of students we've helped prepare for the DAT to continually improve our curriculum. You’re guaranteed a higher DAT score, or your money back.†
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Live Online gives you access to an all-star team of Kaplan’s top instructors from around the country. Join a live, interactive classroom and get instant one-on-one help with your questions.
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Our team is ready to answer student questions during every scheduled class. Participate in class discussions or ask questions one-on-one via live chat.
Prep your way
Flexible live class times and on-demand video lessons allow you to prep whenever it’s convenient.
About the DAT
The Dental Admission Test®, developed by the American Dental Association (ADA) and administered year-round at Prometric Testing Centers, is a standardized, multiple-choice exam created to help dental school admissions officers assess your knowledge as a prerequisite to the study of dental medicine. It is required by most dental schools as part of their admissions process.
Frequently Asked Questions
How hard is the DAT?
The answer to "how hard is the DAT?" is "it doesn't have to be". The DAT does cover a lot of content, and asks you to recall several years of undergraduate work, in addition to challenging you with the Perceptual Ability section. As you get to know the DAT's content and structure in your prep course, you'll also learn strategies for conquering the test.
How many times can you take the DAT?
You can take the DAT up to 3 separate times, waiting 90 days between retesting attempts. Additional testing attempts must be approved by the American Dental Association. When you are planning your DAT prep schedule, you may want to allow extra time in case you might need to retest so you don't miss any application deadlines. You will need to pay a separate registration fee each time you take the DAT.
How to study for DAT test?
How you study for the DAT depends on your goals, preferred study style, schedule, and more. The best way to study for the DAT is to find a method that works for you, make a plan, and stick with it. You may want to study in a traditional classroom, live online, on your own, or even with a tutor. Your DAT study plan should include reviewing content, learning strategy, as well as realistic, full-length practice.
When should you take the DAT?
The best time to take the DAT for you will depend on your schedule and when you'll be able to devote time to preparing, as well as when you'll be applying to dental school. To be able to submit your application early, you'll need to have your DAT score in hand before the application window opens in early June. There is an admissions advantage to submitting an early application.
What is the Perceptual Ability Test on the DAT?
The Perceptual Ability Test (PAT) is the second section of the DAT and for many students one of the most challenging. The DAT PAT tests your spatial visualization skills, including your ability to interpret two-dimensional (2D) representations of three-dimensional (3D) objects. You will need to answer 90 questions in 60 minutes.
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Follow a dynamic study plan that serves up the right material just for you.
Take the most realistic full-length and section-length tests, plus quizzes on any DAT topic.
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