Dental Assistant ? Level 1 & 2 Diploma Program

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Our diploma program is one of the most in-depth dental assistant programs offered. It gives you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills and experience needed to work competently, effectively and safely as a dental assistant.


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Trillium College

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Program Duration

12 Months

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OSAP, Second Career, WSIB, LLP

Dental Assistant ? Level 1 & 2 Diploma Program
Trillium College?s Dental Assisting diploma program is a dental program that gives you the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and experience needed to work competently, effectively and safely as a dental assistant.
Program Details
Our Dental Assisting program is an in-depth dental assistant program offering a diverse knowledge base and current practical experience. Students will work as part of a professional team, alongside the dentist during their field placement. Students will learn a variety of skills throughout this dental program, including dental office procedures, basic computer applications, bookkeeping, appointment scheduling and intra-oral procedures. The curriculum of our dental assisting program is Healing Arts Radiation Protection (HARP) recognized, and the curriculum is approved by the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB). Graduates of this program are eligible to write the NDAEB certification exam. (Exam dates are determined by the NDAEB).
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HARP?and NDAEB?Training
Our curriculum provides training that meets the requirements of the Healing Arts Radiation Protection (HARP) certificate and is also approved and recognized by the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB). A dental assistant placement while attending our dental program helps you hone your dental assisting skills for entry into the workforce, and as a graduate of this dental program, you will be eligible to write the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) examination.
Areas of?Focus
This dental program covers information in the following subject areas:
Dental Office Operations
Dental Materials
Operative Dentistry
Preventive Dentistry
Medical Terminology
Anatomy and Physiology
Infection Prevention and Control
Functioning in a clinical setting
First Aid and CPR
Ethics and Professionalism
Communication Skills
Learn via live instructor-led virtual lectures completed online as well as in-person labs at a training location.
In conjunction with the in-class dental program components, you will gain valuable professional experience working in a clinical setting in our dental college clinic. Our dental college clinic locations are open to the public and supervised by qualified instructional staff.
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Employment Opportunities
As a graduate of Trillium College?s dental program, you may find employment in a range of dental assisting settings, working alongside a dentist and/or dental hygienist. Opportunities including general dentistry, community dentistry, specialty dentistry and dental sales.
Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
Current immunization record
A clear CPIC with Vulnerable Sector Screening
*Program temporarily being offered via online delivery as approved by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges.

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