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About DAT and MDT

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.

All important information needed to register for the DAT is provided in the DAT Information section. Applicants should review this information before beginning the registration process.

Please note that the MDT cannot be taken on its own as a stand-alone test, you must register for the DAT in order to register for the MDT.

DAT Exam Dates and Deadlines


  • Saturday, November 2, 2019 
    • Registration deadline: September 15, 2019


  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • Registration deadline: January 15, 2020
  • Saturday, November 7, 2020
    • Registration deadline: September 15, 2020

Special accommodation requests and supporting documentation must be submitted in full each time you register for an exam. Deadlines apply for special accommodation requests.