Medical Office Assistant with Dental Specialty

Program Info:

Admission Requirements

  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with completion of the required testing
  • Adequate level of physical health to be able to fulfill job requirements
  • Completion of Wonderlic admission test with a minimum score of 18
  • Good command of the English language – both written and verbal
  • Hepatitis B, other vaccinations, and/or a TB test may be required by this industry
  • Completion of standard registration form

Program Highlights

This program is designed to provide employment-ready and comprehensively-trained graduates who can work in a dental office.

* Not all programs are offered at each location.

Career Opportunities

These graduates are qualified to work in a hands-on administrative and support capacity in a wide variety of dental settings and occupations, including the nine types of dental offices:

  • Endodontists: specialize in root canal
  • Maxillofacial Radiologists: use imaging technology to diagnose disease in the head and neck
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: operate on the jaws and mouth
  • Oral Pathologists: diagnose oral disease
  • Orthodontists: straighten teeth with braces/retainers
  • Pediatric Dentists: specialize in children’s teeth
  • Periodontists: specialize in gum disease
  • Prosthodontists: replace missing teeth with bridges, crowns or dentures
  • Public Health Dentists: promote preventative dentistry in the community

CORE COURSES

Part A: Computer and Business Office Skills

  • Keyboard Skill Building – 40 WPM
  • Microsoft Windows Level 1
  • Microsoft Word – Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • Microsoft Excel – Level 1
  • Microsoft Access – Level 1
  • Microsoft Outlook – Level 1
  • Basic Bookkeeping Level 1
  • Thought Patterns For a Successful Career
  • Job Search and Résumé Writing

Part B: Medical Administrative/Clinical

  • Introduction to Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology Parts 1 and 2
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Introduction to Medical Transcription
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Standard First Aid
  • Basic Rescuer (Level C) CPR Certifications
  • Dental Administrative Assistant Level 1
  • Dental Administrative Assistant Level2
  • Dental Administrative Assistant Level 3

Part C: Clinical Placement

Program Type:

Diploma

Anticipated salary:

C$31,046 – C$56,373
(Information from PayScale Canada)

Program Duration

51 Weeks

Program Notes:

Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.

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