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.

DAT Dates
Registration for the DAT exams on November 2, 2019 and February 22, 2020 will open on July 15, 2019.

*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.

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

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