ADA: Tips on Preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT)

The DAT is conducted by the ADA and is designed to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability.

While all dental schools require the DAT, test results are only one factor in evaluating admission potential. This presentation will provide the latest DAT information directly from ADA staff.

Dr. Hinshaw is Senior Manager, Test Administration at the American Dental Association. She oversees the national administration of the Dental Admission Test (DAT), the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE: Part I and Part II), the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and the Optometry Admission Test (OAT). She manages a staff who provide examination services for the testing programs, fielding over 70,000 calls and 15,000 pieces of correspondence annually. Dr. Hinshaw is a licensed dental hygienist and a former dental hygiene program director with over 30 years of experience in academia. She has an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.