Table 7.

Comparison of predental credentials between candidates who passed the CRDTS examination and those who failed (on the candidate’s first attempt)

Predental Credentials
DAT Academic AverageDAT Perceptual AbilityDAT Total SciencePredental Science GPAOverall Predental GPA
*Differences significant (p<.05) between candidates who passed and candidates who failed the CRDTS exam.
†Differences not significant (p<.05) between candidates who passed and candidates who failed the CRDTS exam.
Candidates Who Passed CRDTS ExamMedian value 
 [quartiles] 
 n18 
 [17, 19.75] 
 n=44617 
 [15, 19] 
 n=44618 
 [17, 19] 
 n=4463.42 
 [3.10, 3.74] 
 n=4473.53 
 [3.25, 3.77] 
 n=452
Candidates Who Failed CRDTS ExamMedian value 
 [quartiles] 
 n18 
 [17, 20] 
 n=6316 
 [14, 18] 
 n=6318 
 [16, 19] 
 n=633.32 
 [2.96, 3.63] 
 n=643.39 
 [3.18, 3.69] 
 n=64
Mann-Whitney U statistic15440.5168681567516389.516729
p value (two-tail, normal approximation, corrected for ties)0.203†0.010*0.137†0.059†0.042*