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 provider
Completion of Immunization Verification Form (required after acceptance) (This is a PDF and will open in a new window)
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.
Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.
International Student fee is an additional $4000 per year (includes International Health Fee).
International Student fee is due on first day of class.
|Tuition and Other Fees|
|Student Union||$ 168|
|Health Insurance Fee||$ 410|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$ 80|
|Graduation Fee||$ 100|
|1st Installment – due September 3||$ 3,199|
|2nd Installment – due January 7||$ 2,953|
|Other Program Costs|
Private dental offices
Provincial dental offices
Dental assisting schools
Employment opportunities for graduates exist not only in Atlantic Canada but also throughout other parts of Canada.
The accredited Dental Assisting program is nationally recognized for its quality training. Theory is 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.
You can read our Dental Assisting program outcome statements here.
Other dental related courses are offered on an ongoing basis via distance delivery. For more information, refer to the Credit Courses page.
View a detailed list of courses for this program.