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I've just recently learned about PATBooster and have heard amazing things about it from people at my school. I've been hearing it's the best resource for the PAT but I don't know if I want to spend extra money on PATBooster when I already have DATBootcamp. How does PATBooster compare to DATBootcamp? And is it really worth it?
 
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I used both, PATBooster is miles ahead of DATBootcamp and the other DAT companies in every single way. The videos, strategies, generators, and questions are much higher quality on PATBooster than Bootcamp or anyone else. Honestly, it's not even a fair comparison

OP I would highly recommend checking it out, honestly you would be at a disadvantage not using it
 
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I've just recently learned about PATBooster and have heard amazing things about it from people at my school. I've been hearing it's the best resource for the PAT but I don't know if I want to spend extra money on PATBooster when I already have DATBootcamp. How does PATBooster compare to DATBootcamp? And is it really worth it?
If you try both and compare them, it's pretty obvious PATBooster is significantly better than DATbootcamp's PAT all around. I would spend the extra $80 to get a higher PAT score, it's totally worth it considering it can help you get into a better dental school of your choice

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I have heard positive reviews from our students, I can't tell a circle from a square so I rely on students reviews.

I do like the price point and the 6 month subscription time, that is a huge plus for students.

Just my 2 cents.

Good luck to all!
 
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If you try both and compare them, it's pretty obvious PATBooster is significantly better than DATbootcamp's PAT all around. I would spend the extra $80 to get a higher PAT score, it's totally worth it considering it can help you get into a better dental school of your choice

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Ya I noticed that too and so I bought it. Would you recommend using PATBooster over DATBootcamp's PAT?
 

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I've never used PATBooster but just by comparing the two, PATBooster definitely looks a lot more useful than Bootcamp.

On a side note, Bootcamp hasn't changed their questions since 2013, I see the exact same questions. So much for being representative... :1rolleyes:
 
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About a week and a half before I took my DAT (which I took on 04/30) I read a breakdown from withlove on SDN that talked about how different the real DAT was from the bootcamp PAT tests. I started stressing out after reading this breakdown. I was wishing I had found PATBooster earlier, because I thought I was going to fail. I was seriously debating getting PATBooster but I knew it would be a waste of money since I only had a few days until my test. I took my test and got a 28 on my PAT section.

Long story short you can still do well without PATBooster. That being said I 100% agree with withlove’s PAT breakdown: DAT Bootcamp’s PAT is outdated and not representative of the real DAT. I also found the real DAT to be harder in some of the PAT sections (for me keyholes, hole punching, and TFE were harder on the real DAT than BC). I’ve never used PATbooster but I looked at the website and it looked awesome! It looked as if you could really focus on the areas that you’re weakest in (like obtuse angles), something that was difficult with bootcamp.

So it’s not necessary to get PATBooster to do well on the DAT PAT section, but when it comes to the PAT section the more practice you get the better off you will be. Have you taken a PAT test yet? If you have taken a BC PAT test, what score did you get?

You should also create a strategy for taking the PAT section. For example, I skipped the keyhole section and completed every other section in order before returning to keyholes, since keyholes took me the longest. I also practiced angler ranking, hole punching, and cube counting nearly everyday (you should be able to get through these 3 sections super fast).

Here’s some more advice: don’t look at DAT breakdowns close to your test date, it does nothing but stress you out.
 
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I've just recently learned about PATBooster and have heard amazing things about it from people at my school. I've been hearing it's the best resource for the PAT but I don't know if I want to spend extra money on PATBooster when I already have DATBootcamp. How does PATBooster compare to DATBootcamp? And is it really worth it?
Even if you have Bootcamp, I would highly recommend getting PATBooster. It's been a tremendous help for me since it covers better strategies and has way better features that bootcamp simply doesn't have. You should try it for a day and compare it to bootcamp, I literally stopped using bootcamp after using booster.
 
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25 on the PAT.

I don't know anything about the PAT Booster, but I absolutely loved DAT Bootcamp's strategy tips and tricks. Every section gave me something to focus on and I felt very confident on this section when I took the real thing. If you already have Bootcamp I would highly recommend giving it a shot before you invest more money.
 
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Even if you have Bootcamp, I would highly recommend getting PATBooster. It's been a tremendous help for me since it covers better strategies and has way better features that bootcamp simply doesn't have. You should try it for a day and compare it to bootcamp, I literally stopped using bootcamp after using booster.
I'm using PATBooster and I really like it. I tried the PAT on DATBootcamp and it felt very underwhelming compared to PATBooster but i'm confused why people in the Bootcamp group are saying Bootcamp is all you need? If Im using PATBooster, should I bother getting DATBootcamp too? I really don't want to spend $500 on DATBootcamp :(
 
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I'm using PATBooster and I really like it. I tried the PAT on DATBootcamp and it felt very underwhelming compared to PATBooster but i'm confused why people in the Bootcamp group are saying Bootcamp is all you need? If Im using PATBooster, should I bother getting DATBootcamp too? I really don't want to spend $500 on DATBootcamp :(
I think you can find coupons that bring the price down to $347...which is still quite a bit. I’ve never used PATbooster, but bootcamp got me a good PAT score and many people have also gotten good scores with PAT booster. I think as long as you’re getting a lot of practice then you should be fine. If you were thinking of getting DAT bootcamp only for the PAT section and you already bought PAT booster then stick with PATbooster.
 
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I'm using PATBooster and I really like it. I tried the PAT on DATBootcamp and it felt very underwhelming compared to PATBooster but i'm confused why people in the Bootcamp group are saying Bootcamp is all you need? If Im using PATBooster, should I bother getting DATBootcamp too? I really don't want to spend $500 on DATBootcamp :(
I wouldn't bother switching. PATBooster is way better than DATBootcamp's PAT from my experience.
 
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