Dental Assistants

(NOC 3411)
+15.37%
 

Requirement

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.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma
Certificate
Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Multidisciplinary teamwork
Interpersonal communication skills
Customer relations

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Sciences
English
Computer Basics
Health

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) Certificate
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Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Assistant Certificate
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NAIT
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Assisting Technology Diploma
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Assisting (Levels I & II) Certificate
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Modified on May 13, 2012