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Dental Assisting

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Degree:Certificate; Online; Distance
Field of Study:Dental Assisting/Assistant
Description:The Dental Assisting program is designed to provide students with the skills, technical knowledge, and clinical experience necessary to become an effective member of the dental health care team. The dental assistant promotes oral health by providing direct patient care, chairside assistance, and dental education. Additional responsibilities include practice management, marketing and laboratory procedures.

Through competency-based learning and clinical experience, the student develops dental assisting skills. Students in the program receive experience in chairside procedures, providing patient care, asepsis and safety protocols, as well as reception responsibilities using dental software application. As a dental assistant must possess strong communication skills to interact successfully with clients and other health care professionals, the program includes courses in professionalism and effective communication techniques.
URL:Dental Assisting at NAIT
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $3,684
National: $3,684
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 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Science  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Social Science 

All applicants are encouraged to obtain a high school diploma as some employers may still require a high school diploma. Applicants with a credential in another NAIT health science program may be given some preference in the selection.

* 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 24, 2016

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