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DAT /MAT Test for DDS

Photo Credit - Dr Afrah Misbah

What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.” – Don Zimmer

The Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) Program is conducted by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) to help students assess their aptitude for a career in dentistry and to assist dental schools in selecting first-year students for the DDS/DMD programme.

The complete DAT consists of 4 components for the English test

1. Survey of Natural Sciences -consists of 40 Biology and 30 General Chemistry questions.

2. Perceptual Ability Test -is comprised of six subtests -(90 questions in 60 mins)

  • Apertures

  • View recognition

  • Angle discrimination

  • Paper folding

  • Cube counting

  • 3D form development

3. Reading Comprehension Test -Consists of 3 reading passages. Ability to read, organize, analyze and remember new information in dental and basic sciences. (50 questions in 50 mins)

4. Manual Dexterity Test (MAT) - Carving a specified model out of a cylindrical bar of soap specially made for the DAT.(30 mins)

  • Preparation Kit -$75.00

  • Soap Six-Pack -$40.00

  • DAT Preparation Manual -$30.00

  • There is no limit on the number of times you can write the DAT. However, only the results of the most recent DAT written, along with the total number of times written, will be reported on the official DAT transcript.

  • Applications are accepted online only.


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