Dental Assistants

(NOC 3411)

What do Dental Assistants do?

Dental assistants assist dentists during the examination and treatment of patients, and perform some clerical functions.

How to become: Dental Assistants

To work in these areas you must have some high school education or a high school diploma.

To be a dental assistant, you need a three-month to one-year college dental assistant program, or high school and on-the-job training. You'll need certification if your duties include taking X-rays and polishing and cleaning teeth.

Many recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 10 has an undergraduate university degree.

Where to study for a career as: Dental Assistants

Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Assistant (Levels I and II) Certificate
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Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Assisting Technology Diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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