What Is DAT Destroyer?


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"DAT Destroyer" is a study guide developed by Jim Romano to help students achieve high scores on the Dental Admission Test. It covers biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and quantitative reasoning.

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The Dental Admission Test is a standardized test taken by potential dental students. An applicant may only take the test three times without special permission. The exam is comprised of four timed sections. The applicant has 90 minutes to complete the survey of natural sciences, 60 minutes for perceptual ability, 60 minutes for reading comprehension and 45 minutes for the quantitative reasoning section.

The mathematics of the quantitative exam is comparable to the SAT. The first section includes 40 questions about biology, 30 questions about general chemistry and 30 questions about organic chemistry. The test taker receives eight standard scores on a scale of 1 to 30. The first six come directly from the test, and the last two are reported as summaries of the first six. In 2003, a score of 25 was considered the 100th percentile, and fewer than eight people received it. The test is administered by Prometric testing centers throughout the United States, and it requires a candidate to submit an application through the American Dental Association.

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