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 Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
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SchoolAlgonquin College
LocationOttawa, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 22,000
DegreeCertificate
Honours
Co-op
Length1 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry 
Prerequisites NotesOntario 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.
Cost
National: $2,571
International: $6,233

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.
Scholarships5 scholarship(s)
DescriptionThe 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.
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