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Dental receptionists and administrators play a vital role that enhances operations in the dental setting such as processing information, utilizing paper and electronic management systems, scheduling, financial records and proficient interpersonal skills. They create a connection between clients and dentists by coordinating requests from both parties. This program includes the operations of two predominant dental software applications commonly used by dental personnel and exposure to community dental services. Durham College’s dental programs are highly regarded within dental communities.
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Year one domestic: $2,722 (CAD) Year one international: $13,852 (CAD)
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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Dental administrators are vital members of a dental office. This program will prepare you to maintain a collaborative relationship with clients and all members of the oral health-care team in order to deliver the highest level of client-centered care. It will prepare you to be a multi-skilled, ethically responsible dental administration professional.
You will acquire knowledge and applications of the latest computer software used in dental offices; how to process claims; and how to carry out appointment management. You will also become familiar with dental anatomy and terminology; learn basics of radiography; understand banking and account payables and receivables; and gain effective personnel relations skills. You may also participate in dental services offered to the public.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyCampus.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2020-21 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes. Students should refer to their timetable for the most up-to-date course information.
Your learning will be complemented by experiencing the dental operations of the Durham College dental hygiene clinic located on campus. Further development of your knowledge, skill and attitude will occur with an 80-hour field placement in a dental office that provides you with further practical, hands-on learning opportunities in order to apply classroom theory to an occupational setting. Field placement occurs immediately following semester 2 and may run into the month of May.
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:
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:
Graduates are eligible to obtain certification through the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA).
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.
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