This 48 week program delivers 24 hours ( including 16 hours class time and 8 hours clinic time ) per week of programming in the dental profession. The program offers comprehensive clinical and academic courses that together prepare you for a rewarding and well-regarded career in the dental field.
During the course of your studies, you will have the opportunity to acquire the foundations of dental assisting knowledge. These knowledge competencies are developed and practised as specialized clinical skills. Knowledge and clinical skills, together, contribute to the professional role as part of a dental health team.
The approach of this program is based upon the realities of today's dental practices. Classroom and clinic time, along with the clinical practicum, weave together the competency-based skills. You will be schooled in the expectations of chair-side assisting duties, radiography, and basic hygiene care. The outcome is a level of training that attests to the quality of care expected by dentists and patients alike.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a Diploma as a Level II Dental Assistant. You will be required to successfully complete the National Dental Assisting Examing Board (NDAEB) 2-part examination for licensure and registration as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant.
Certified Dental Assistants have many career options - in addition to the dental practice. CDAs can find employment opportunities in public health, dental supply sales and marketing, and in dental education.
Grade 12 graduation/equivalent or mature student
English 12 with a minimum grade C or equivalent
Senior level Science (11 or 12) with a minimum grade C or equivalent
Completion of a Criminal Record check - $20 Fee, Victoria Ministry of Attorney General
Overall Average of 60%.
Must pass every course in the program by the minimum required mark of 60%.
Completion and mastery of all clinical components
Successful completion of the practicum.
Full-time Program Duration: 48 Weeks
Includes: Professional Development Days & Stat Holidays
Excludes: Winter Term Break, Spring Term Break & Summer Term Break
Tuition:$12,854 Domestic students / $16,768 International students
Other Fees: Contact admissions department