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Program Details

Dental Assisting

School: NAIT
Faculty: Health
Degree: Certificate ; Online ; Distance
Field of Study: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Description: The Dental Assisting program is designed to provide students with the skills, technical knowledge, and clinical experience necessary to become an effective member of the dental health care team. The dental assistant promotes oral health by providing direct patient care, chairside assistance, and dental education. Additional responsibilities include practice management, marketing and laboratory procedures.

Through competency-based learning and clinical experience, the student develops dental assisting skills. Students in the program receive experience in chairside procedures, providing patient care, asepsis and safety protocols, as well as reception responsibilities using dental software application. As a dental assistant must possess strong communication skills to interact successfully with clients and other health care professionals, the program includes courses in professionalism and effective communication techniques.
Website: Dental Assisting at NAIT
Length: 1 Year(s)
Careers: 1 career(s)

Admission Requirements
Prerequisites: These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 12 Biology
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
  • Grade 12 Mathematics or Grade 12 Science or Grade 12 Physics or Grade 12 Social Science
  • Deadlines:
    Application Deadline Start Date
    March 31, 2008 August 21, 2008

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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