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Hi everyone! I recently took my DAT and wanted to share my experience. This test has consumed my daily thoughts for longer than I can remember. I scored 25AA/29TS/20PAT (including 30 in Orgo). These scores mark the end of a huge mental climb for me, but the beginning of an entirely new chapter.

To the students reading this, trust Dr. Romano and take advantage of what he has to offer. I used ALL of his material: DAT Destroyer, Math Destroyer, Organic Odyssey, Gen Chem Destroyer (only selectively), Dynamite Bio notes, watched all of his 544 videos on youtube, participated & answered his questions every. single. day. I took his NY class (well part of it before Covid19 hit us) and was with him word by word, problem by problem and page by page. I stayed after almost every class to ask questions and clarify points (what a nerd right! IK). And even when the class ended he was always there to answer my many questions on the Facebook group. During the actual test, I finished the sciences with 40 min to spare.

OC was my weakest and least favorite subject, but after understanding the concepts I can now proudly say that I didn’t memorize a single OC reaction. Between the destroyer and the odyssey and the class notes and reviewing them you have more than sufficient practice that eventually these reactions will become second nature & things will just make sense. Studying for this test was bloody hard, but if I had to do it again, I’d use the same material all over again and then some. I’m forever grateful for the Destroyer team!

And to those who are feeling down bc it’s taking them an hour to do 15 PAT questions, to those who are spending 2 hours+ researching 1 question or 1 concept and to those who don’t know how to draw mechanism arrows yet, I’ve been there through it all and I feel you. I just want to tell you not to give up, It gets better, I promise just keeping putting in the work. The harder you work the sweeter the victory ;). Good Luck!
I have been looking forward to making this post all summer and I'm currently doing just that with an ice cold beer on my desk as opposed to the coffee that fueled all 3 months of my late nights, early mornings, and countless sacrifices that were made to accomplish this goal. I am so thankful for Dr. Jim Romano Denis Barengolts and the entire DAT destroyer team for the investment that they make into us students. The DAT destroyer and especially the math destroyer are truly incredible products. To all the students who are preparing for this monster of a test I encourage you to keep a positive attitude and try to understand that dedication and commitment is the only way past this milestone on your road to success.
I just wanted to reach out and say thank you Dr. Romano! I took my DAT yesterday and scored a 23AA with a 25TS. I could not have done this without your YouTube channel and DAT Destroyer I purchased a few months ago. I LOVE your bio notes! You make the information interesting and memorable. I scored a 27 in biology thanks to your notes and practice problems. I've talked to other predental students who are reluctant to use your products because the problems are "hard" and it's "overkill", but I'm proud to be part of the #overkill team. I had 25 minutes left at the end of the science section because I was prepared. I appreciate your devotion to science, dedication to your students, and your no-bullshit approach to learning. Thank you for everything!
-Kolby from Utah
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Dr.Romano. You are truly a genius with the destroyer book you created. The sciences felt like a breeze. I finished with 30 minutes left for the sciences. I honestly never thought I could get this type of score. I would’ve been over the moon with a 21 when I begun studying, but you made me believe I could do better. Thank you!!
Dr. Romano, I took the DAT this weekend and totally went in with the jack hammer!! I used the 2021 destroyer books to help me study and it was sooo helpful
Here are my scores! I know you will be very proud.
Thank you for the destroyer books! I went through them probably 4-5 times and they really helped my scores a lot!
Just finished taking my exam! Couldn’t sleep a wink at all last night so I was running on epinephrine and caffeine and I had to use the restroom DURING a couple sections it was that bad... yikes! Get plenty of rest before and don’t freak out tossing and turning in bed for several hours until I had to get up like I did. Also don’t be bad at math like I am? Math is a language and I didn’t practice understanding the language enough before the exam! Anyway, big thank you to everyone here, students, staff, the Orgoman team and Nancy, and especially to Dr. Romano. I couldn’t get a 30 in Organic like I really wanted to because I missed a couple and I know which ones, too! With that being said, go with your guts, and if you studied well enough, your guts will be right 😎 A little bit of help from everything and everyone goes a long way. Dr. Romano is one of those people who will provide you with a little bit of that help, but it’s all up to your effort and how much you grind it out until the end. Regardless, his posts and relentless, arduous dedication to us as future dental students is an absolute blessing. Thank you for all that you do, Dr. Romano! Time to apply 😎
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I took my DAT on Saturday and wanted to share my scores with everyone. I had a pretty bad stomach bug the day of the test and actually had to step out a few times to throw up (!) so you can tell which sections I lost time in. That said, I’m still super happy with my results and I can’t thank Jim Romano and Denis Barengolts enough.
A little bit of background: I’ve been out of college for about 10 years and work an average of almost 60 hours a week so I had to relearn pretty much everything on top of keeping the lights on. I started with DAT Booster after reading positive things about them on SDN and Reddit and watched every video they had along with Chad’s, following the Booster study guide as closely as I could.
It took me about a month to get through their “content” and when I opened the DAT Destroyer for the first time, I couldn’t even make it through the first 10 questions. Forget even answering the problems, I didn’t even know what concept the questions were asking. That’s when I reached out to the folks at Orgoman for tutoring. Denis is a beast and his course was super helpful. Having a base understanding from Chad’s was helpful to follow along and with the first set of homework we were assigned, I quickly started seeing the results - I was able to answer the questions in the destroyer!
For those of you just beginning your DAT journey, you’ve come to the right place - keep solving the daily problems posted in the group and do the readings alongside your other studying. For those already on their way, stick with it and it’ll all pay off. I never did a single full length practice test (don’t do this folks) and had to step out during the test 2-3 times and was able to make it through. If I can get a 22, anyone can get 24-25+
Good luck and think30!
I've been out of undergrad for a few years and needed a science refresher to prepare me for the DAT. For context, 6 months ago I couldn't have detailed cellular respiration or basic o-chem mechanisms. DAT Destroyer (and bio notes) was an incredible resource and the results speak for themselves. I supplemented a few other resources, but 80% or more of my time was spent in the destroyer or on the YouTube channel. Amazing tools create amazing results and I couldn't be happier. Thank you Dr. Romano, Professor Blois, Nancy, and all the rest of you. To those in the group, trust in the materials and keep plugging away. Good day to you!
Just finished taking my exam! Couldn’t sleep a wink at all last night so I was running on epinephrine and caffeine and I had to use the restroom DURING a couple sections it was that bad... yikes! Get plenty of rest before and don’t freak out tossing and turning in bed for several hours until I had to get up like I did. Also don’t be bad at math like I am? Math is a language and I didn’t practice understanding the language enough before the exam! Anyway, big thank you to everyone here, students, staff, the Orgoman team and Nancy, and especially to Dr. Romano. I couldn’t get a 30 in Organic like I really wanted to because I missed a couple and I know which ones, too! With that being said, go with your guts, and if you studied well enough, your guts will be right 😎 A little bit of help from everything and everyone goes a long way. Dr. Romano is one of those people who will provide you with a little bit of that help, but it’s all up to your effort and how much you grind it out until the end. Regardless, his posts and relentless, arduous dedication to us as future dental students is an absolute blessing. Thank you for all that you do, Dr. Romano! Time to apply 😎
I gave my 200% to the Destroyer, and it paid off. It is not as simple as writing it. I sacrificed myself, my son, who is only three, my girls, my family overall, but I was focus on one goal, and tonight we get to laugh together.
Hi everyone, I just took the DAT this morning and I'm so glad that I did it well. I would like to give a big thank to the Orgoman Team for the amazing Destroyer books and all the posts that Dr. Romano posts on FB study group everyday. They are very helpful.
I took my test almost two weeks ago and honestly I am so glad I chose the Destroyer for studying. I have always enjoyed being challenged and that’s exactly what Dr. Romano did to me for the past 5 months. The daily questions posted are utter gold that should not be taken for granted. I tried my best on them and tried not to be persuaded by others. If I got it wrong, I sat down and wrote out why and how it was wrong. If I got it right, I did the same. As for the destroyer, honestly I did it twice thru. The material may seem daunting at first, but by the time you finish you can do any problem that comes your way. I worked full time while studying and made a lot of sacrifices in my life to get enough study time. But this group, the Destroyer, and the Orgoman YouTube videos made it enjoyable. Dr. Jim Romano you have made something truly special and I thank you for dedicating your time to us. I may have never met you but i appreciate you interacting with me on here and please know that you have made a large impact on my life and future career.
Thank you so much for the help! It’s finally done!💪🏻(My husband doesn’t have a Facebook but wanted to thank Doctor Romano!)

 

 

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Hey everyone! I just took my DAT yesterday and although these are definitely not the best scores this group has seen, I still wanted to share with all of you. First off I would like to give a HUGE thank you to Dr. Jim Romano and Prof. Denis Barengolts. I cannot thank you both enough for the work and dedication you put into the online course, this group, and the Destroyer materials. Thank you both for always answering my questions and giving the best explanations. These past 4 months of studying have not been easy by any means, but it was definitely worth it when I saw that 22 on the screen.

 

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I just finished taking the DAT this morning, and I wanted to express my thanks for everything you guys and Dr. Romano did for all of us! Again, thank you so much!!!

PS I think Dr. Romano a couple of times said we deserve a drink after taking the test, so I figured it was only appropriate if I included my drink choice in the picture

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I GREATLY appreciate the difficulty of your study guides and their organization. They were indeed far more difficult than my test, but it helped me to destroy and kill the old person who I was, that was lazy and took shortcuts, relying often only on skill and intuition rather than hard work, organization & balance, as well as grit. ~W.D.

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I owe it all to the Destroyer team. Thank you, Jim Romano, Nancy Ritchie Steen, and Louis Blois.DAT Score

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Well my friends, the time has come for me to join the breakdown crew. I took the DAT today and did pretty well, all thanks to Dr. Jim Romano and the Destroyer. Also, shout out to Professor Blois for the absolutely fantastic QR videos. I never sat three feet away on the right from Dr. Romano's desk (nor have I seen his desk, and I envy those of you who have!), but I still consider myself one of his students. I will be forever grateful for his help and guidance throughout my journey to this point. That being said, I'm not entirely happy with that organic score because it was my favorite section after learning from Dr. Romano... it was pretty easy too so I don't know what happened.

Regardless, I will probably write a full breakdown of how I studied and the like later today or tomorrow if there is a request for it from anyone! I would be more than happy to. I'll also answer any and all questions you guys have in replies below, or in messages if you're too shy to ask in the group. For now though, I'm going to go eat some good food and relax. #think30 #gotthree30s #overkill

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This post goes out to Dr. Romano and the dat mom (Nancy Steen). Took my DAT today and went from 20AA to 23AA! Dr. Romano’s gen chem videos are a must and helped me go to a 22. i already had a strong foundation in orgo, but doing some destroyer questions and looking over the roadmaps gave me the confidence to go from 22 to 30 in that section. the first time i read bootcamp’s bio notes...that was a mistake. too much extra info. dr. romano’s bio notes only include exactly what you need. listen to him when he says something is a sure bet question! Also know that it’s not about how long you study. it’s about how efficient you are. the first time i studied 2 months but studied the wrong material and inefficiently, landing me a 20. this time i studied for 3/4 weeks but focused on the right stuff. This entire group is responsible for pushing me through. whenever i was slacking, i thought of Dr. Romano and his reaper and immediately was back on it lol. thank you dr, nancy, and everyone else for fostering such a supportive and motivating environment! now it’s interview time!

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Edit: I want to add that i never did a single timed exam. focus on the material and you don’t need to worry about time!

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Hi Dr. Romano, I want to say thank you for your DAT Destroyer book. Without it I would not be able to destroy the Science Section in DAT. My PAT was average but other sections are great. Once again, I really appreciate the DAT Destroyer book. #think30 Destroyer book is everything I ever need for those 30s and 27 in QR. Thank you so much for your awesome book!

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Wow, DAT Beast Destroyed, I proudly welcome you to the Orgoman Hall of Fame!!! It's 4 30's! This student believed and never lost sight of the goal! #think30

Hi, I just wanted to share my scores. The destroyer and especially Dr. Romano’s classes were so helpful (I took the class this past spring). Thank you so much for all the work you put into this!

Chaya Beniawski

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I already thanked Dr Romano, but i also wanted to thank you! Your uplifting comments helped me when I was getting burnt out. Today I took my DAT and scored a 27 AA. Thank you so much!!!

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Dr. Romano, I did it. Thank you so much for all of your help. Your dedication to helping your students is unbelievable. I had the best time in your class, it was always fun and bubbly. Your voice never left my head while testing. The sciences were a breeze. I would have never thought it would be so easy if I didn't do your overkill work. I realize my math is low, 100% my fault I didn't dedicate as much time. Math has always been a weak subject for me. Thank you to the whole destroyer team. Feels so good to be done. I'd appreciate if you don't use my name, I'd like to remain anonymous. You can quote me as Ms. R

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Hi Dr. Romano! I took my test earlier today and wanted to thank you. I got a 27 bio , 28 gen chem and 30 in orgo! I truly enjoyed attending your class and couldn’t have done it without you and the destroyer team.

Thank you so much

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Hey guys:) So I took the dat yesterday and I am sooo happy with my results. I took this test 2 years ago and scored a 19. I got into dental school anyway but I had to give up my seat(s) due to personal reasons. Nonetheless, I was always bummed about my score bc I had studied SO much... my biggest mistake was that I used the wrong study materials (BC... duh). So fast forward to this year... retaking the dat was challenging to say the least. I had to juggle between my master's project research and studying. But thanks to Dr. Romano I did it!!!!! I used the destroyer(s) and the dynamite review and supplemented w/ some of his youtube videos. Honestly the science sections in the DAT were easier than the destroyer. I even found some questions from the destroyer in there lol. HUGE thanks to the destroyer team. I could have never done it without you!!! I will surely be recommending you to every pre-dent student out there.

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Firstly, I owe it to Dr. Romano and Nancy Steen for my marks. If not for Dr. Romano I would have never been able to receive the mark I got. Thinking back at it now, it is crazy how anyone can contemplate whether or not they should do the NYC class. IT IS A MUST. The doc makes everything fun and bubbly and so simple to understand. One specific subject which he taught me from scratch, and I got my score fully dependent on him was Biology. All I took in undergrad was Gen BIO 1 and 2, and I hated bio. It was only when I had Dr. Romano teach bio in the DAT class that it became easy and everything made sense. He has a method of teaching that just works. In a nutshell, Dr. Romano taught all the sciences exceptionally well, but I have to let bio stand out and really thank him for teaching it in a fun way that makes you understand it.

The second thing I want to say is, DO THE DESTROYER! I am going to answer everyone biggest question: Is the destroyer really “it”???? The answer is 100% yes! If you can do all destroyer questions on the back of your thumb then you are set for the test. I personally finished the destroyer a total of 6 times and that helped me tremendously on the test. There was not one question that got me scared or left me puzzled what to do. The destroyer is the most similar practice questions you will get compared to the actual test. One last point only because I know the Dr. Romano is not pro timed test. On the actual DAT I was able to finish all 100-science question and then go back and review ALL 100 question again and I still had 2 min remaining for the section. The point is that if you can do the destroyer and understand the question, then on the actual test it will be a joke to you and you will be able to fly through the question in seconds. Why waste your time to take a timed test which just teaches you how to look at a clock count down, when you can maximize your time more properly by sitting with the destroyer, and understanding the method and approach towards a question. My opinion which I see is true after I finished is that if you know the destroyer cold then you are in a great position for the exam.

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