Dental Administrative Assistant

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


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Academy of Learning, AOL Toronto

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Program Duration

32 Weeks

Program Intakes

Every Monday

Class Type




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

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
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.

Placement requirements:

Minimum pass mark for each subject (75% on Dental courses, 60% on ILS courses, 75% as the overall average program grade); and
Keyboarding 40 wpm; and
Standard First Aid/CPR Level C (if it is included in the program); and
Vaccinations (like Hepatitis) or medical requirements (like TB Test) ? host dependent/requirement
Non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement may be required ? ? host dependent/requirement
Clear Criminal Record Check.
All practicum placements are dependent upon successful completion of course requirements, as well as demonstration of consistent professional behavior.
Placements are based on the students’ choice of program, host availability, and geographic location. Students may be required to attend different shifts or rotations and travel a reasonable distance to their placement site

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
Computer and Business Office Skills

Introduction to Keyboarding
Keyboard Skill Building Level 1 and Level 2
Microsoft Windows Level 1
Microsoft Word Levels 1, Level 2, and Level 3
Microsoft Excel Level 1
Microsoft Access Level 1
Microsoft Outlook Level 1
Basic Bookkeeping Level 1
Strategies for Success
Job Search and R?sum?
Writing Dental Administrative
Dental Administrative Assistant Level 1
Dental Administrative Assistant Level 2
Dental Administrative Assistant Level 3
Work Experience


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