Dental Administrative Assistant Certificate

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Admission Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong commitment to confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Successful completion of admissions interview and testing for adequate entry-level skills
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent and meet the minimum provincial age requirement
  • Two letters of reference regarding personal character
  • Good command of the English language (both written and oral)
  • N-95 Mask Fit Testing which may be a mandatory requirement based on provincial requirements
  • Hepatitis B, other vaccinations and/or a TB test may be required

Of Interest To

Individuals with a strong desire to work as an integral part of the healthcare team, and who also:

  • Enjoy performing a variety of duties in a caring, gracious and professional manner
  • Place a high value on confidentiality, discretion, support, and detachment
  • Have a keen interest in gaining knowledge in the healthcare services field
  • Demonstrate a strong personal and professional commitment to achieving excellence in a healthcare administrative capacity

Program Notes

Financial assistance may be available to qualified students. Graduation requirements: students must achieve a minimum program mark of 75% to obtain a diploma, as well as the successful completion of a 160-hour work experience.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in an administrative capacity in a wide variety of dental settings. Job titles vary, but graduates are an integral part of many dental settings, such as:

  • General or Family Dental Clinics
  • Endodontic Specialty Clinics
  • Maxillofacial Radiology Clinics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics
  • Oral Pathology Clinics or Departments
  • Orthodontic Clinics
  • Pediatric Dental Clinics
  • Periodontics Clinics
  • Prosthodontic Clinics
  • Public Health Dental Clinics

Program Breakdown

  • Dental Administrative Assistant Level 1
  • Dental Administrative Assistant Level 2
  • Dental Administrative Assistant Level 3
  • Program Type:

    Certificate

  • Anticipated salary:

    C$28,572 – C$51,529 (Information from PayScale Canada)

  • Program Duration:

    12 weeks

  • Program Notes:

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

  • Program Category:

    Healthcare

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