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DENTPIN

About DENTPIN®

The DENTPIN (DENTal Personal Identifier Number) is a unique personal identifier for applicants and students involved with the U.S. dental education system and standardized testing programs. If you tested or applied to test, a DENTPIN has been assigned to you and you can retrieve it below.

You must retrieve or register for a DENTPIN from this site and use it to apply to a dental education program or application service, apply to test, or request a score report.

The following programs use the DENTPIN to identify students and test-takers and for the confidential, secure reporting, transmission and tracking of test scores and academic data.

The name on your IDs must match exactly with the name on your application. If the name on your application and your IDs do not match exactly, you will be denied admission to testing and, as a result, forfeit your scheduled testing appointment and your application fee. You will be required to submit a new application.

To avoid delays in processing your applications and score requests, please be sure that the information you provide to these programs is accurate and identical (legal name, date of birth, and DENTPIN):  

  • Dental Admission Test (DAT)
  • National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I/Part II
  • National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE)
  • American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Associated American Dental Schools Application Services (AADSAS)
  • Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)
  • ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS),
  • ADEA Centralized Application for Advanced Placement for International Dentists (CAAPID)
  • Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (Match)
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Retrieve DENTPIN or password

If you tested or applied to test, a DENTPIN has been assigned to you. To retrieve your DENTPIN, you will need to enter your:

  • full name as it appears on your government ID (first name, middle name, last name), if you tested under a different name (for example a maiden name), please do not register for a new DENTPIN, rather complete the DENTPIN request form below 
  • date of birth (follow the format from the drop down menu), and
  • U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) or Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • If you have forgotten your DENTPIN, retrieve your DENTPIN here.
  • If you know your DENTPIN but have forgotten your password, retrieve your password here.

If you have difficulty retrieving your DENTPIN or password, please complete the DENTPIN request form below and email to: dentpin@ada.org

Changing Your DENTPIN Information

Do not register for a new DENTPIN if you need to change or correct:

  • your name, for example if married/divorced or spelling does not perfectly match your ID  
  • your social security number or Canadian social insurance number 
  • your birth date

Instead, please complete and return this request form to change information: DENTPIN request form (PDF)

If you experienced a problem and have already contacted us, we appreciate your patience as resolution may take five to seven business days.

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Update DENTPIN information

Do not register for a new DENTPIN if you need to update your information (address, phone number, e-mail address), click here to update your DENTPIN information.  

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Register for a DENTPIN

Please do not register for a DENTPIN if you have previously taken or applied for the DAT or the NBDE Part I/Part II or NBDHE. If you have taken or applied to take any of the exams, you already have a DENTPIN and you can retrieve your DENTPIN here.

If you are testing for the first time,  you must register for a DENTPIN before you apply to test. Please register using your full name as it appears on your government ID (first name, middle name, last name). When entering your email address, please use your Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail address and not your school email address, which may be obsolete after you graduate. 

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Apply to Test

The name on your IDs must match exactly with the name on your application. If the name on your application and your IDs do not match exactly, you will be denied admission to testing and, as a result, forfeit your scheduled testing appointment and your application fee. You will be required to submit a new application. 

Use your DENTPIN to apply to take the:

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Send Score Reports  

Use your DENTPIN to send a score report.

If you submit a score report request for only a NBDE Part I score, your request will require manual processing. Please notify DTS via nbexams@ada.org with your name and DENTPIN after you submit your NBDE Part I score report request.

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Contact Us

1-800-232-1694

E-mail: dentpin@ada.org

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