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Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Dental Assisting/Assistant
Description:The Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) Ontario College Certificate program gives you the ability to work professionally, ethically and collaboratively within a healthcare team to provide oral care for clients. Integrating theory and practice, you learn radiography, lab and chair-side skills, oral health education, and the maintenance of a practice environment necessary for work in the field. Through on-site and off-site dental office experiences, develop dental assisting skills to perform with competence and safety. Provide client care in the Algonquin College dental clinic and experience a 60-hour placement in a private dental office.

This one-year Ontario College Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. Graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Assisting examination, which requires successful completion to practice Level II Dental Assisting skills in Ontario. You may then apply for certification with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.
URL:Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,571

Tuition and related ancillary fees for this program can be viewed by using the Tuition and Fees Estimator tool at www.algonquincollege.com/fee-estimator.
Scholarships:5
Careers:Dental Assistants

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry 

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; OR 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.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22. Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

* 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 May 12, 2020

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