Dental Assistant Training Courses in Canada

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Dental Assistant in Canada




Total 68 training courses and degree programs available in Canada.

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Vancouver Community College
Training Center(s): Vancouver, Canada
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This program provides education leading to a career as a certified and registered certified dental assistant. Graduates will have acquired specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as a dental health team member with dependent, interrelated and independent roles. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to become a candidate for the National Dental Assisting Board examination. The exam is a mandatory component for certification and registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., the regulatory body for certified dental assistants. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

This three-term program is competency based and taught in modern clinical facilities shared with other VCC dental programs. The clinical competencies and supporting theory are organized according to the health model of preparation for practice, patient assessment theory, planning implementation and evaluation of practice. Term 1 focuses primarily on the chairside dental assisting aspects of practice, while Terms 2 and 3 build on certified skills and independent practice.

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of the Fraser Valley
Training Center(s): Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Canada
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This 10-month certificate program will help you to develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for employment as a certified dental assistant. It combines lectures and clinical practice in preparation for a career in private practice, dental clinics, and other public health facilities. You will gain extensive clinical experience throughout the program.

In addition to working at the UFV dental clinic, the curriculum includes two practica, which provide full-time experience in a dental office. Because this program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) examination and then register with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Okanagan College
Training Center(s): Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon, Canada
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The Certified Dental Assistant program at Okanagan College provides the education, training and experience required by the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. for registration and licensure as a Certified Dental Assistant.

Graduates work primarily in dental offices under the personal supervision of a dentist. Duties vary and may include:
� assisting a dentist at chairside with a variety of dental procedures such as fillings, crown and bridge as well as surgery, including extractions,

� preparing materials for use by the dentist,

� cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments,

� providing education to patients about good dental health, and

� performing preventive procedures such as polishing teeth, applying fluoride and sealants.

Certified Dental Assistants work as team members and require excellent communication skills, commitment to dental health, and must be kind, honest, reliable, positive, conscientious, and respectful of human diversities.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada and approved by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.... [Read More]

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Vancouver Island University
Training Center(s): Nanaimo, Canada
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This program, approved by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to be a member of the dental team, providing care, support and services for individuals of all ages.

Upon successful completion of the program students will be granted a certificate. Students must then write an National Board exam which, combined with the certificate, makes them eligible to apply for registration and licensure with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA �Level II).

Career Opportunities
Graduates will work under the supervision of a dentist and may find employment in various settings including general and specialty dental practices, hospital dental clinics, community health agencies, and educational institutions. Most Certified Dental Assistants are employed in private general practice.

Dental Assisting (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Douglas College
Training Center(s): New Westminster, Canada
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The Dental Assisting Program is a 10-month full-time program that prepares the graduate for a career as a Certified Dental Assistant. The program commences each September and consists of academic and clinical courses, with a strong field experience and practicum component.

Students entering this program should have an interest in working with people, a desire to provide professional health care services, an aptitude for working independently and as part of a team, a sense of responsibility and the ability to problem solve while working quickly with accuracy and neatness.

Certified Dental Assistants work in various settings which include general and specialty dental practices, hospital dental clinics, community health agencies and educational institutions. Most Certified Dental Assistants are employed in private dental practice.

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: College of the Rockies
Training Center(s): Cranbrook, Canada
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The ten-month full-time program combines lecture and clinical practice to prepare students for a career as a Certified Dental Assistant.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, hence graduates are eligible for registration with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.

As licensing requirements change, students should be prepared to write the National Dental Assisting Examining Board exam prior to registering with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.

DENTAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: College of New Caledonia
Training Center(s): Prince George, Canada
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This course thoroughly prepares you to have a challenging and rewarding career in a dental office as a vital member of the team. Learn dental terms and anatomy, telephone and customer etiquette, billing procedures and gain a working knowledge of fee guides, dental plans and appointment scheduling. You will receive training on Power Practice software which will give you specialized and transferable skills. Successful completion of this course gives students one credit in the selection process for CNC Dental Hygienist program and two credits in the selection process for CNC Dental Assistant program.

Dental Assistant (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Camosun College
Training Center(s): Victoria, Canada
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The Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) program is fast paced, practical hands-on and simulates the work environment. The equivalent of six weeks in a private dental office practicum provides you with hands-on experience to be job-ready when you graduate.

Hands-on learning

The field of dentistry is becoming increasingly sophisticated and technological.

In the 9 month Certified Dental Assistant program you’ll participate extensively in hands–on clinical activities. You’ll learn specific skills to assist the dentist as well as independent duties such as taking dental x-rays, impressions of teeth, placing dental dam and providing preventive care. Providing a wide variety of skills makes the job very satisfying.

Dental Assisting (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: St. Clair College
Training Center(s): Windsor, Canada
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Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, this program will prepare students to assume a position as a dental assistant/ intra-oral health care provider, capable of working with health professionals in a variety of settings. The role of a Level II dental assistant involves precise and detailed work in a confined environment, including intra-oral skills such as selective coronal polishing, oral hygiene instruction, application of pit and fissure sealants, fluoride application, and teeth whitening processes.

The graduate of this program will perform a variety of roles including clinical, education, health promotion, business administration and laboratory duties consistent with national standards and be eligible for certification by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODDA) and the Canadian Dental Assistants Association (CDAA). Upon successful completion of the National Dental Assisting Examining Board Exam (NDAEB) the graduate is eligible to practice as a Level II Dental Assistant. This program will appeal to students who have excellent communication and organization skills. They must also be compassionate and possess good manual de... [Read More]

Dental Assisting (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Georgian College
Training Center(s): Barrie, Canada
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The Dental Assisting program will prepare a student to assume a position as a dental assistant, capable of working interdependently and collaboratively with health professionals in a variety of practice settings. Corresponding with the level of study and in accordance with current legislation, the graduate of this program will perform a variety of roles including clinical, education, health promotion, business administration and laboratory assistant consistent with national standards.

The graduate of this program will be eligible to write the National Dental Assistants Board Exam (NDAEB). The graduate is eligible for certification by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA). To be certified by the Canadian Dental Assistants Association (CDAA) the graduate must have successfully completed the NDAEB. This allows the graduate to practice as a Level II Dental Assistant.

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