If you have an interest in helping others in an oral health care setting and becoming a valued member of a dental team in your community, this may be the profession for you. Students will acquire knowledge, skills and training in the professional behavior necessary to work as a Level II dental assistant, providing education and care in a variety of dental settings.
This one-year Ontario college certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. It provides access to academic studies, clinical experience and current radiography techniques. You will finish the program by completing a field placement experience within the community to further prepare you to work effectively as a Level I and II dental assistant as part of an oral health-care team.
You will also learn:
Business administration skills
Dental laboratory skills
Oral health education
Your academic and clinical studies will be based on the most current theory of dental assisting practice including:
Emphasizing professional and ethical principles
Working interdependently and collaboratively with health-care professionals
Knowledge of the various practice specialties available
Graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Assisting Board Exam and are also eligible for certification by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2019-2020 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please
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WHAT YOU COULD BE:
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
Chronic care institutions
Dental supply companies
General dental practices
Hospital dental clinics
Public health units
Specialty dental practices
A field placement is an opportunity for students to extend learning and apply practical skills beyond the clinical environment in the program to a general dentistry setting in the community. This is a consolidation period, where further development of knowledge, skills and attitude will occur with continued practical, hands-on learning opportunities. The 96-hour field placement in a general dental office occurs at the end of Semester 2 and will run for approximately one month following the conclusion of final exams.
Please note: There are costs associated with Electronic Student Permit Checking (ESPC), immunizations, lab tests and certifications. Be sure to keep all of your receipts for income tax purposes. These costs include:
Service fees for Verified, our documentation collection and ESPC verification partner.
Costs to complete mandatory immunizations, lab tests, and certifications.
It is required that students have completed the ESPC with Verified to be eligible for the field placement component of this program. You must (at your expense) provide:
A clear and current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) (Semester 4 and 6 students only). If you cannot provide a clear CRC with VSS, you may not be accepted for placement by a field placement agency. CRCs with VSS must be obtained from your local police station. You may be required to obtain additional CRCs with VSS to meet field placement agency requirements
Current Level C CPR from a recognized provider
Current emergency first aid certification from a recognized provider
Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider