Don't forget to register to write the DAT!

27 October 2015

Planning to apply to a dental school in Australia? Two of OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools require the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) as part of their application—Melbourne Dental School and Sydney Dental School.

Australian Dental Schools in Australia
Inside the Sydney Dental School

If you’re considering writing the DAT, it is important to know that there are only two sittings per year. If you’ve missed the registration deadline of September 15, 2015 for the November 7 sitting, then you still have time to register for the February 20, 2016 DAT.
As there are a limited number of DAT test centres and seats available, it is recommended that applicants register as early as possible for their preferred test location and date for the DAT and well in advance of the registration deadline. Seats fill up very quickly at certain test centres and Canadian Dental Association cannot guarantee that seats will still be available at the end of the registration period.
Registration for the DAT exams on February 20, 2016 and November 5, 2016 are open!
Upcoming test dates:

  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Must register before January 15, 2016 23:59:59 EST)
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016

You can register online. Please note that payment is required at the time of registration. For more information, visit the official Canadian Dental Association website:
Did you know OzTREKK represents five Australian Dental Schools?


If you have any questions regarding the DAT, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Dental Schools Admissions Officer Adam Smith. Email Adam at or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.