Dental Aptitude Test (DAT)

Dental Aptitude Test (DAT)

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.

The English DAT consists of two components:

1) a written component that includes a Survey of Natural Sciences Test, a Perceptual Ability Test, and a Reading Comprehension Test and

2) a manual dexterity component known as the Manual Dexterity Test (MDT).

There is no Reading Comprehension Test on the French DAT.

To learn more about DAT and how to write it, you can visit their website: