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DAT® and Dental School Resources

Free stratagies, guidance, practice and more

Your DAT score is more than just a formality in the admissions process. Dental school admissions committees use your DAT score in conjunction with your college record to assess whether you have the academic foundation upon which to build a successful dental career. Consequently, a high score on the DAT will have a direct, positive impact on your dental school application.

Anatomy of the DAT

The DAT is designed to provide dental schools with common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants. The exam measures general academic aptitude, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability. The test is offered exclusively on computer and consists of a battery of four distinct tests: Survey of Natural Sciences, Perceptual Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Reasoning.

Perceptual Ability

The Perceptual Ability Test is designed to test your spatial visualization skills, especially your ability to interpret two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional objects ... Read more

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension is the ony question type that appears on all major standardized tests and the reason isn't too surprising ... Read more


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Practice & Events

You know the old saying “practice makes perfect”? Well, it couldn’t be more true when it comes to a high-stakes, standardized test like the DAT. Kaplan offers many free DAT practice opportunities online and in live events throughout the country. How will you do on the DAT? Let’s find out.

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Must Know Facts

Are you ready to start preparing for the DAT? Here are four important facts you should know before Test Day ... Read more

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