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Certified dental assistants (CDAs) are educated, licensed and regulated members of an integrated dental healthcare team that provides oral care services to patients. There are approximately 26,000 to 29,000 dental assistants in Canada. The practice of dental assisting involves collaboration with patients, other healthcare professionals and society to achieve and maintain optimal oral health and overall health and well-being.

Certified Dental Assistants work alongside of the dentist. Specific duties include:

  • Preparing and maintaining dental instruments and equipment
  • Maintaining appropriate infection control
  • Assisting the dentist
  • Preparing dental materials such as dental composites, amalgams and cements
  • Providing patient education and comfort
  • Performing patient care procedures such as taking health histories; assisting in patient assessment; exposing of dental images; patient charting; treatment planning; polishing teeth and delivering preventative fluoride applications.
  • Carrying out office administration services, including management of dental records

Careers

Our graduates are career-ready and are highly employable. Certified dental assistants are employed in a variety of practice settings including:

  • Dental offices
  • Specialty practices such as children's specialist, orthodontics, or oral surgery
  • Hospital dental clinics
  • BC Cancer Agency
  • Community health clinics and public health facilities
  • Residential care facilities for seniors and the disabled

Employment opportunities also exist in education, research, sales and marketing of dental products, and dental insurance company administration.

What you will learn

This is a 10 month, hands-on program with opportunities to work with a range of equipment and techniques.

CNC Dental Assisting program offers small class sizes and a 1:8 ratio of faculty to students in the clinical setting. Our clinic is equipped with 20 dental operatories and 4 radiography rooms with computerized dental stations and digital radiography and record keeping abilities. Students are activity involved in our dental clinic providing patient-centered oral healthcare care services.

Our dental assisting curriculum also includes community-based student activities. For example, CNC Dental Studies works collaboratively with the Northern Health Authority to deliver a Seal in a Smile program to elementary school aged children annually.

Top 5 reasons to enroll at CNC

  • Career- ready, highly employable graduates
  • Educated, caring and experienced faculty
  • Small class sizes with collaborative education
  • Large clinic with 20 computerized/digital units
  • Affordable cost of living

Dental Assistant Certificate Courses

The program combines lectures and clinical practice in preparation for a career in private practice, group practice, dental clinics, public health, and other related areas. After completing this program, you'll be eligible to become a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) through the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.

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CAD$19,676.00 (463,291 ฿) ต่อปี
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ประมาณ กันยายน 2020

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College of New Caledonia

Prince George campus,

3330 - 22nd Avenue,

PRINCE GEORGE,

British Columbia (BC),

V2N 1P8, Canada

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สำหรับนักเรียนนานาชาติ

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Grade 12 with English 12, or English 12: First Peoples or Technical and Professional Communications 12 or equivalent
  • ABE/CCP Advanced Certificate and English 050 or equivalent
  • GED Certificate and English 050 or English 12, or English 12: First Peoples or Technical and Professional Communications 12 or equivalent

Successful completion of either Biology 12 or Biology 050, with a grade of C or higher

English Language Proficiency either a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT), an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent.

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