Today’s dental professional recognizes that that there is a requirement for caring, well-trained, multi-skilled dental auxiliaries because of the tremendous advances in technology, along with public demand for quality care. This program is designed to provide employment-ready, comprehensively trained graduates.

    Students will:

    • Develop the knowledge and skills to cope with dental emergencies and how to deal with special needs and medically compromised patients.
    • Explore dental hand instruments and accessories, anesthesia and pain control, radiographic imaging, intraoral imaging and extraoral imaging, general dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics and dental implants, and endodontics.
    • Explore the administration of a dental office: understanding human behaviour and cultural diversity, communication pathways, patient needs and telephone skills, written communication, dental office procedures, computer applications in dentistry, record keeping, filing and scheduling, recall programs, and inventory.  Students also learn about general accounting in a dental office, accounts payable, payroll, and insurance.

    Admission Requirements


    Students must meet ONE of the following criteria:

    1. Alberta High School Diploma, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta equivalent.


    2. General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).


    Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:

    1. Out of school for two years.

    2. Successful result on Academy of Learning College entrance evaluation.

    3. Thirty credits towards an Alberta High School Diploma, verified by transcript, with 50% or better in a Grade 10 English, or a non-Alberta equivalent.


    1. Out of school for two years.

    2. Successful result on the Academy of Learning College entrance evaluation.

    3. Successfully complete the CAST Level 3 with Alberta Grade 12 equivalency.

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