Build your career in oral health.
The 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.
Graduates may find work as a Dental Assistant in:
general and specialty practices
community health settings
dental sales, or
dental supply companies
This program is well-suited for students who:
Are critical thinkers.
Are able to manage time and a demanding workload.
Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Are detail-oriented, organized and committed to achieving excellence in their work.