The DAT, conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA), is a multiple-choice test designed to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability.

•        All dental schools in the United States require examinees to participate in the DAT Program. Test results are only one factor considered in evaluating the admission potential of an examinee.
•        Successful participation in the DAT Program requires completion of at least one year of collegiate education, which should include courses in biology and general and organic chemistry.