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 behaviour 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.
Please note: This program may be highly competitive and have a specific selection process and application deadline. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905.721.3126. Please refer to Admission Processes for more details regarding highly competitive programs.
Dental & Orofacial Anatomy (ANTY 1500)
Biology (BIOL 1501)
Clinic Theory I (CLIN 1500)
Clinic Practice (CLIN 1501)
Dental Materials (DENT 1509)
Preventive Dentistry (PREV 1501)
Radiography Theory 1 (RAD 1500)
Clinic Theory II (CLIN 2502)
Dental Records (DENT 1502)
Field Placement (FWK 2500)
Office Management/ Dental Software (MGMT 1500)
Nutrition I (NUTR 1500)
Clinic Practice II (PRCT 1501)
Radiography Theory II (RAD 2502)
Radiography Practice (RAD 2503)
Diverse Populations (SPEC 1502)
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
YEAR ONE FEES
Please note: fees are based on the 2018-2019 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 component will give you an opportunity to gain insight and/or experience in a general dentistry setting and through the college’s Dental Clinic. Further development of knowledge, skill and attitude will occur with a 96-hour field placement in a general dental office that provides you with further practical, hands-on learning opportunities. The 96-hour field placement 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 completing the pre-placement requirements.
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Costs to complete mandatory immunizations, lab tests, and certifications.
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). 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
Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider
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