Vancouver Island University

Dental Assistant

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Health
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Dental Assisting/Assistant
Description:This program, approved by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC), and accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC), is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary to be a member of the dental team; providing care, support and services for individuals of all ages.

Upon successful completion of the Dental Assistant program, students will be granted a certificate. Students must then write a National Board exam which, upon successful completion and combined with the certificate, makes them eligible to apply for registration and licensure with the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. as a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA – Level II).
URL:Dental Assistant at Vancouver Island University
Length:10 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,107
Scholarships:11
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 
  •  Grade12 Biology 

- graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or equivalent, with a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; - previous degree from a recognized university; - visiting student from a college or university (a “Letter of Permission” from the home institution is required); - transfer student from a college or university (at least 24 transferable university-level credits completed); - mature student—at least 21 years of age (or will turn 21 in the first semester of admission) and has a minimum “C” grade in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples.

* 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 August 11, 2017

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