Studying for the DAT
The Dental Admission Test is the entrance exam used during the dental school admission process. Often students ask how do the prerequisites help to prepare for the DAT. It is important to have an understanding of the natural sciences before taking the DAT. A preparation course alone cannot take the place of a structured college 15 week course. With regards to the math and PAT portion of the DAT, Physics class can be helpful. Physics class allows students to use mathematical principles to solve problems. Additionally, the student begins to consider 3 dimensional concepts and connects them to an equation. This is an important skills to have, especially when preparing for the PAT. You can utilize the skill set that you acquired from Physics class to aid in tackling the style of questions used on the PAT.
I encourage all students to complete the necessary prerequisites before utilizing study aids for the DAT, thus enabling you to get the most out of your study time.