dental admissions test

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    Dental Admissions Advice

    Hey, I am getting ready to apply to dental schools and came in a sticky spot. I just recently took the DAT and didn't do well (16AA), I was seeing if whether I should apply anyway and let them know I will be retaking the DAT in advance or If I should submit everything when I retake the DAT...
  2. S

    2022 DAT Breakdown (23AA/22TS/21PAT)

    8/16/22 Hiii everyone! Reading all of the past DAT breakdowns helped me a lot throughout my studying journey, so I wanted to share my personal experience. I only had 2 weeks to study, so it was pretty stressful, but I’m glad it turned out well. To those who only have a short period of time to...
  3. John Meehan

    DAT Advice (MY DAT IS IN 4 DAYS! HELP :) )

    Good afternoon y'all, I come for some advice. I am taking my DAT this Saturday (8/20/22). I have been studying since the beginning of April, I followed Aris schedule and have been doing a practice exam every other day since last week. I try to replicate the exam setting as close as possible...
  4. L

    Should I retake the DAT?

    Hi everyone, I took the DAT and didn't get what I was expecting. AA: 18 TS:18 PAT:21 RC: 16 QR:19 Bio: 18 Gen Chem: 15 Orgo: 21 I'm debating retaking the DAT because of the 15 in gen chem and 16 in RC. I was just wondering what your thoughts were and if you had any advice. I submitted June 21st...
  5. V

    Should I retake the DAT

    I recently took the DAT, and well... it didn't end up that great. Here are my scores: PAT: 20 QR: 21 RC: 21 Bio.: 16 General Chem.: 18 Organic Chem.: 17 TS: 17 AA: 19 sGPA: 3.7 cGPA: 3.8 I have been the president of my university's pre-dental honors society for a year now and will start working...
  6. J

    WAMC: Do I have a shot at dental school?

    Real talk: I graduated with bachelors in music for undergrad at a private 4-year university with overall 2.65 GPA. Yes, you read that correctly. After my bachelors, I took some pre-requisite science courses at 4-year public university like Gen Bio and Chemistry and still did horrible - ended up...
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    Should I Study 6 months for the DAT while in school?

    Hi everyone, I was thinking of studying for the DAT using DATbooster for the next 6 months. I am currently a full time student. I plan on studying 1-2 hours a day while I am in school for the next 3 months to get a feel for the material. Then, when winter break comes around, I will be studying...
  8. S

    Free DAT Practice Test through 'March 2 Success' (Peterson's DAT) - Anyone Taken This??

    Has anyone used the free DAT given by "Peterson's" through "March 2 Success"? My pre-health advisor at my University recommended it to me, but I can not seem to find ANY information about other students using it. It would help if I could gauge my scores against other students', because the test...
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  10. WithLove

    2019 DAT Breakdown 24AA/27PAT

    This has been a long emotional journey and I can't believe i'm writing this breakdown now. I took the DAT and I couldn’t be happier with my scores. I literally almost cried on my way home looking at my scores. First of all, I would like to thank Ari, Dr. Romano, and Shahed for creating such...
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    Final DAT Study Tips

    Hello, all! I am new to SDN, but I have been reading threads for the last few months, and everyone has such great insights! I'm currently studying for the DAT, and I am taking it on August 24th. I have been studying most of the summer for it, every day, for at least 2-3 hours. The only...
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    Scores: PAT 23, QR 27, RC 30, Biology 25, GC 23, OC 30, TS 26, AA 27 Feel free to message me with any questions on applying or anything! I’d love to help out. Time Studied: 1 month Hours per Day: 6 to 12 approximately Materials Used -DAT Destroyer -Math Destroyer -General Chemistry Destroyer...
  13. FutureDentist97

    Dental School chances? 3.95 GPA, 20AA, 21TS, 18PAT

    Dental school chances with my stats? Thank you in advance! :)
  14. M

    Tired of wasting time.. what would you do? Help please**

    Hey everyone, I need some legit reality check/advice from you guys. I am currently a post-grad who graduated last year from college and has been working full time at a non-dental related job to save up some money. After realizing that I truly want to pursue a career in dentistry, I am going to...
  15. Boise State Bronco

    Best way to take notes in studying for the DAT?

    I am going to start studying for the DAT on Monday and I'm getting excited to start going. What are the most effective ways to take notes while studying? My friend uses OneNote for his MCAT prep notes, but I'm more of a paper and pen person. Although using the computer it will be a lot easier to...
  16. D

    Switching from Pre-med to Pre-dent?! Has anyone realistically done this successfully?

    Hi everyone! So I just received my MCAT score on Tues and I scored in the 10th percentile!! :( It was really devastating for me considering this is the third time I've taken this exam with **minimal** improvement. Nonetheless, I took a practice DAT and I made a 20 and that was with little...
  17. paperbands

    DAT Breakdown 2017 (24 PAT/30 QR/30 RC/30 BIO/27 GC/28 OC/28 TS/29 AA)

    Before I start… I apologize for how lengthy this post is! I took my test yesterday! I studied for around 10-11 weeks. The first month and a half was inconsistent studying, and I studied between 0-6 hours a day (probably with a mean of 3-4 hours a day). I didn’t crack down until the last month...
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    For someone who is extremely weak in math, jumping into Math destroyer is ridiculous and impossible. I want something that will help me review and understand math topics on DAT, so then I can move on to Destroyer. Any ideas? Kaplan? Textbooks? -__-
  19. N

    High TS/AA but low RC...

    I am happy with my scores except for the RC. I have a 3.8+ gpa,but how badly will this impact my admissions at the more competitive schools?
  20. B

    Gen Chem Advice/Approach

    I'm having a hard time studying for this section. I went through Chad's twice, did the quizzes, and destroyer once but I'm still scoring 17s while scoring 20+ on all my other sections. I've been going over the problems I did wrong on BC and watch Mike's videos, but every time I begin a new test...
  21. B

    Destroyer GC/Bootcamp GC/Chad's videos

    I've watched all of chad's videos and done the quizzes, thought I was doing well until I started doing destroyer GC problems....:lame: I'm now rewatching Chad's videos& redoing the quizzes but I don't feel like they are helping out much. I've also been practicing with bootcamp, which is near the...
  22. B

    PAT...Bootcamp or CrackDAT PAT???

    I've been practicing with both, but it seems like CDP tests are easier than the bootcamp generators...which ones most similar to the DAT?!
  23. Dr.HarleyQuinn

    Do I have a Shot

    Hello everyone, I think I am in need of some guidance; I have been very worried lately (probably over-worried). I want to know if you guys think that I have a chance at getting in to dental schools this coming application cycle. I am currently studying for my DAT that I am planning to take in...
  24. B

    Reading Comprehension... any advice?

    So I've been struggling finding RC practice besides bootcamp. Has anybody tried CDP RC section? is it any good?! I'm currently reading scientific articles everyday to improve my comprehension and timing skills, I've also done TopScore and trying different strategies. English isn't my first...
  25. B

    DAT Destroyer- Bio+Gen Chem???

    Hey guys I am currently going over DAT Destroyer, and I would like to know how you guys study for it. I go over about 2o bio questions a day, take notes and watch extra videos for question I find confusing to really understand the topic, so far it has been working out well for me. However, it...
  26. B

    Reading Comprehension and full length exams???????????

    Hey guys, I am having a hard time finding sources to help me with practicing for RC section of the DAT. I'm also wondering where I could find full length practice exams? I currently have the 2007 and 2009 exams but thats about it :( Thank you!
  27. B

    Gen Chem+ Orgo... Chad's Videos, DAT Coursesaver, or Chemistryprep?

    I have noticed that Chad's videos on his free website are too long and there is so many of them...whereas on DAT coursesaver there's fewer videos... and then there is which is chad's videos with paid subscription.... which would help me out more with studying for ochem and...
  28. H

    DAT scores - think I'll get interviews?

    Hey everyone. I just took my DAT and got my unofficial score report: PAT 17 QR 20 RC 25 BIO 23 CHEM 21 ORG 18 TS 20 AA 21 Okay so I'm not too happy about my PAT or ORG but I honestly didn't practice PAT at all so that was my fault. My nsGPA is 3.99 and my sGPA is 4.0. I'm curious if my...
  29. Z

    Are these DAT scores good enough?

    DAT SCORES PAT 27 QR 24 RC 20 Bio 24 GChem 18 Ochem 19 TS 20 AA 21 Hello everyone, I took the DAT earlier this year and now that I am starting the application process, I am a bit anxious about my scores. I am an adult student, my GPA is about 3.3 and I still have 4th year of undergrad to...
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    HEY GUYS/APPLICANTS/FELLOW D2020 STUDENTS I HAVE A MAJOR ISSUE AND I FEAR THAT MY ACCEPTANCE WILL NOW BE TAKEN AWAY FROM ME: -So I got accepted into a dental school a month ago-i had graduated with my B.S. in biology in 2014, with every pre-requisite needed for dental school [and this specific...
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    Free (Giving away) Free Webinar: Vital Information and Tips for Taking the DAT

    April 21, 2016 7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT Register now The Dental Admission Test is an integral part of applying to dental school and can be a source of tremendous stress for predental students. This session is intended to provide valuable information so that students can feel as comfortable and...
  32. Q

    Would you use this? Tool that matches your stats to different schools?

    I am in a computer science program right now (will be applying to dental school) and thought of a little side project I could do. Would you use a website that offered a service where you could put in your stats (classes, gpa, dat, ec hours) and ranked dental schools based on your stats. Ideally...
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    DFW Dental tutor

    Hey guys! I'm a long time tutor recently moved to the DFW area. I am available to tutor science classes, help prep for the DAT, as well as tutor dental school subjects. I've been tutoring for over 10 years and I'm a dentist. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and would like to help the next...
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    **Official Dental School Waitlists Class of 2020**

    Has anyone been waitlisted and currently updating their resumes and sending in letters of intent? What else can we do as waitlisters to schools that are our number one choice? Any tips from people who have been waitlisted in the past and got accepted or deferred to the next year's class? Can we...
  35. I

    Not feeling confident to dental

    I know im just a random stranger on the internet, but i think yall might be able to help me. I have applied to pharmacy schools and have already gotten accepted to one. Pharmacy is not something that I have always wanted to do, in fact its something that I have been pressured to do because of my...
  36. Dental_Dude

    Bad DAT score but how bad?

    Hello, I took the DAT July 2 2015. I did not get to study much before hand so... yeah. I know my scores suck but is there any hope for me? PA 21 QR 15 RC 18 Bio 16 GC 17 OC 17 TS 17 AA 17 Science GPA 3.88 Overall GPA 3.858 Shadowing 60 hrs Intern 160 hrs A letter of rec. from a Dentist (plus...
  37. knight003

    Help With Dental School Application School List (GPA:3.97 DAT: 20)

    Okay so I am new to SDN. I've probably read 100s of post but never actually posted because most of the time I've been able to find threads that gave me the information I needed to know. This time the situation is more unique to me so I figured I would ask for advice. Basically I would like you...
  38. AntiDentite19

    Masters Grades for Dental School Admissions

    Hello SDN, I recently graduate with an undergraduate sGPA 2.8 and oGPA 3.1. Basically I knew these numbers were not competitive enough for Dental Schools to consider me and didn't want to take the risk of waisting time so I enrolled into a 2 year Masters Program for Biology. I plan on taking...
  39. Lostmoonofpoosh

    Selling DAT And Math Destroyer 2015

    Along with Kaplan blue book, Barron's DAT book. $80 each for DAT and Math Destroyer. $150 for both Kaplan blue book $20, $15 for Barron's