Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Schools & Job Training  > Dental Admission Test

Dental Admission Test Cost


How Much Does the Dental Admission Test Cost?

 
average costExam Fee: $320high costTest Preparation: $37-$1,200+
post Post    

Required by all U.S. dental schools, the Dental Admission Test (DAT) is conducted by the American Dental Association[1] .

Typical costs:

  • The exam[2] costs $320.
  • A web-based practice test[3] costs $37 and is administered by testing and assessment company Prometric. A print format test[4] costs $27 plus applicable taxes.
Related articles: Dentistry School, Dental Assistant School, Dental Hygienist School, GRE

What should be included:
  • The $320 price includes the exam and scores sent to dental schools listed during registration. With an overall score of 1-30, the four-part test includes reading comprehension, survey of natural sciences, perceptual ability and quantitative reasoning.
  • The ADA provides a DAT Guide[5] online.
Additional costs:
  • Sending scores to additional schools[6] after the initial application costs $25 each.
  • Depending on study styles, test preparation options[7] can include combinations of textbooks, online courses or in-class and tutoring options ranging from about $55 for a simple online practice test to more than $1,200 for a comprehensive package.
Discounts:
  • The ADA offers a scholarship[8] of up to 50% for students facing severe financial hardship.
Shopping for the dental admission test:
  • Check with the prospective dental school or campus bookstore for recommendations on how to prepare for the DAT. Brigham Young University, for example, offers tips. In addition, the American Student Dental Association recommends[9] narrowing test preparation to areas of difficulty first.
  • Classroom-based courses are also available through independent companies including The Princeton Review[10] and Kaplan[11] for about $1,400.
  • A DAT electronic application[12] is available through the American Dental Association. To register, applicants must first provide evidence of intent to apply to dental school along with meeting the other eligibility requirements of at least one year of college courses including biology, and general and organic chemistry. Once approved the application is forwarded to Prometric [13] to set the test date and location.
  • Applicants must register[14] for a Dentpin[15] . This PIN number is needed for all dental students and DAT test takers within the US Dental Education System and standardized testing programs.
  • A list of test centers[16] is available through Prometric by entering the desired area.
  • The American Student Dental Association[17] maintains a list of dental schools. Changes to the DAT procedure will affect all areas of the website in early 2012. Check the ADA website for updated information.
post Post    
CostHelper News


How Much Do Professionally Installed Holiday Lights for Your Home Cost?
A family from Australia are new Guinness World Record Holders after stringing roughly 31 miles of holiday lights around their home -- more than half a million individual, flickering lights. There are 502,165 lights to be precise. || Posted December 1 2013


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With the Dental Admission Test
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Test Preparation: Number of Schools: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.ada.org/dat.aspx
  2.  www.ada.org/sections/educationAndCareers/pdfs/dat_examinee_guide.pdf
  3.  www.ada.org/dat.aspx
  4.  www.ada.org/sections/educationAndCareers/pdfs/dat_sample_test_order_form.pdf
  5.  www.ada.org/dat.aspx
  6.  www.ada.org/sections/educationAndCareers/pdfs/dat_examinee_guide.pdf
  7.  becomeadentist.org/how-to-prepare-for-the-dat-test
  8.  www.ada.org/sections/educationAndCareers/pdfs/dat_examinee_guide.pdf
  9.  www.asdanet.org/preparing-for-the-dat.aspx
  10.  www.princetonreview.com/ChooseProducts.aspx?&testtype=TGA&producttype=ILD&productdetail...
  11.  www.kaptest.com/DAT-NBDE/Prep-for-the-DAT/Classroom-On-Site/dat-advantage-on-site.html
  12.  www.ada.org/1629.aspx
  13.  /www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/ada/Pages/landing.aspx
  14.  www.ada.org/1225.aspx
  15.  www.ada.org/dentpin.aspx
  16.  /securereg3.prometric.com/Welcome.aspx?msg=EMExpSes
  17.  www.ada.org/sections/educationAndCareers/pdfs/dat_examinee_guide.pdf
More Schools & Job Training Topics
Check Out All Costs for Schools & Job Training How Much Does EMT Training and Certification Cost? How Much Does Middle School Cost? How Much Does Becoming a Photographer Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Power Washing
Paid: 280.00
Highly recommended.Jerry came and gave a free estimate. They pressure washed my walkway and driveway which is nice size and patio area. Did a fantastic job... [more]
-John Anderson
Pressure Washing Cost
Married license
Paid: 42.00
We getting married... [more]
-Christina battles
Marriage Certificate Cost
annual physical
Paid: 160.00
annual physical, did routine check, I ask about some cancer screenings, did some blood work, went back a week later. told me I was fine... [more]
-
Annual Physical Cost
Neuter mix breed male puppy
Paid: 580.00
Just got this estimate for my scheduled procedure this week. So glad I looked here. It does include an overnight stay but this just sounds exorbitant... [more]
-Florida Pup
Dog Spay or Neuter Cost
Snake problem
Paid: 0.00
Good smack with a shovel problems solved... [more]
-
Snake Removal Cost
Extraction & Bone graft
Paid: 4200.00
12 teeth (upper) extracted. Felt pain of every tooth being pulled. Worse Dental experience ever. Had Novocain and Laughing gas. Told dentists I was in pain and she just kept shooting more Novocain into my gums. Told a total of 5 hours... [more]
-denydisco3
Dental Bone Graft Cost