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Dental Assisting

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Dental Assistant Level II
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level

  • Grade 12 academic English, minimum of 65%

  • Grade 11 or 12 academic biology, minimum of 65%

  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level Certificate from a recognized First Aid/CPR trainer

  • Completion of Immunization Verification Form  (required after acceptance)

  • Current Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) Certificate

  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Computer skills considered an asset.

International Student fee is an additional $3,930 per year (includes International Health Fee).

Tuition and Other Fees

 First Year

Tuition

 $ 5,287

Student Union

 $ 168

Health Insurance Fee

 $ 410

Fitness Centre Fee

 $ 80

Graduation Fee

 $ 90

Total

 $ 6,035

 

 

 1st Installment – due upon registration

$ 3,141

 2nd Installment – due January 7

 $ 2,894

   

Other Program Costs

 First Year

Books

 $ 750

Equipment/Tools/Uniforms

 $ 500

Exam

$ 450

Total

 $ 1,700

  • Private dental offices

  • Provincial dental offices

  • Hospitals

  • Dental assisting schools

  • Dental schools

Employment opportunities for graduates exist not only in Atlantic Canada but also throughout other parts of Canada.

Program Overview


The accredited Dental Assisting program is nationally recognized for its quality training. Theory will be delivered to you in a classroom setting, complemented by our fully functional dental operatories (working spaces), digital radiography units and dental lab. The program has a ratio of approximately 10 students per instructor to ensure students receive the best guidance and expert advice. By the time you graduate, you will be competent in the entire core skill set recognized across Canada. With successful completion of the National Board Exam, you will be eligible for licensure in all provinces within Canada.

We recommend that you spend a day observing in a general practice dental office before attending this program.

We collaborate with local industry leaders and educational organizations as well as National Dental Assisting organizations to ensure that graduates are able to meet all aspects of the profession of dental assisting.

Other dental related courses are offered on an ongoing basis via Distance Delivery.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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