Algonquin College

Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Dental Assisting/Assistant
Description:This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). Students are prepared to practise in a professional, ethical and collaborative manner in a variety of dental practice settings. Students develop expertise in clinical chairside and laboratory skills, intra-oral care, radiography and oral health education and promotion. Students enhance their knowledge and skills through the provision of client care in Algonquin College`s onsite dental clinic and participation in a two-week (60 hour) placement in a dental office.

Graduates of the program are eligible to write the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) examination which is a requirement to practise as a Level II Dental Assistant in Ontario. Graduates are also eligible to apply for certification with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA).
URL:Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,571
International: $6,233
Careers:Dental Assistants

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

International applicants who meet the program eligibility requirements are required to complete preparatory courses (4-months in duration): Introduction to Canadian Health Studies (ICHS). Students who successfully complete the introduction will then proceed to their original health program of choice. The ICHS requires applicants to submit an academic IELTS score.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 26, 2018

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