Dental Admission Test (DAT) Study Material

2016 Dental Admission Test (DAT) Examinee Guide

This is a guide to better understand what to expect from the DAT exam. It includes what is on the current version of the DAT and how to go through each step in registering for the DAT. The guide also includes rules and regulations of the exam such as: timing, cost, and acceptable refund or rescheduling exceptions.

Click Here: 2016 Official Dental Admission Test (DAT) Guide

Suggestive Dental Admission Test (DAT) Preparatory Books 

DAT Destroyer - Highly Recommended
 

  • DAT Destroyer does exactly what its name implies. It DESTROYS your DAT self esteem. With that said, the system works! It makes sure you don’t forget the subjects you have been painstakingly learning and expands upon them. Several of the DAT questions were extremely close to the questions in DAT Destroyer. To maximize the benefits of this resource, you should understand why every answer choice is right/wrong.

  • It is widely recommended that the book is reviewed in its entirety multiple times.

  • It is normal to get ~50% of the questions right the first time around.

Chad Video's - Highly Recommended
 

  1. Bio Videos 

             - These videos were extremely fundamental. I do not recommend them for people with                                             strong biology backgrounds.

             -The videos have not been finished and as a result, only cover a fraction of the bio needed.
 

2.   General Chemistry

            -Excellent! With only one run through, I understood a large portion of the material covered on the DAT.  
            -Notes are a great review tool and reference throughout studying.

 

3.   Organic Chemistry

            - These videos did not work the same as his general chemistry videos. Repeated review of the   
              
notes was a key aspect of understanding the material! Take great notes. Don’t be afraid to 
               pause the videos to add more detail!

               
4.   Qualitative Reasoning (Math)

             -I have a very strong background in math and I found these videos essential to improving my                                 calculation speeds without using a calculator.
 

 5.   Angle Ranking Questions

             -Hundreds of questions. Most are only 3-4 degrees apart making them similar to the most challenging                 angle ranking questions that you will see on the DAT! 

              -Formatting of the questions are poor and letter choices can be confusing from time to time.

DAT Achiever - Recommended

 

  • Advanced topic tests that are preferred by high scoring pre-dental students.
     

  • A great resource to review if you have extra time.
     

  • PAT section is considered one of the most accurate representations of the DAT.
     

  • Up to 7 tests depending on price plan ($69.99-139.99)

DAT Bootcamp - Highly Recommended

 

  • 5 or 10 practice PAT tests that are great for developing strategy and an eye for the section. Can significantly
    improve one’s score. I ordered the 10 test version, but only completed half of the tests before my DAT.

     

  • 5 test version costs $99. 10 test version is $129.
     

  • Great simulation of the testing environment.
     

  • Comes with demos of other DAT section material. Be sure to try out the reading comprehension demo!

Crack the DAT PAT - Highly Recommended

 

  • 5 or 10 practice PAT tests that are great for developing strategy and an eye for the section. Can significantly improve one’s score. I ordered the 10 test version, but only completed half of the tests before my DAT.
     

  • 5 test version costs $99. 10 test version is $129.
     

  • Great simulation of the testing environment.
     

  • Comes with demos of other DAT section material. Be sure to try out the reading comprehension demo!

DAT Kaplan Prep Book - Recommended
 

 

 

  • Focuses on building a foundation for all topics. A great resource for non-science background pre-dental students and science majors.
     

  • Great for those who need a set study schedule.


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