To prepare students to perform the duties of a Certified Dental Assistant as outlined in the Certified Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC) By-Laws under the Health Provisions Act of British Columbia.
The outcomes and objectives upon which students will learn also include elements of dental assisting practice which are:
Health promotion and education for individuals and communities
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible for the National Dental Assistant Examining Board (NDAEB) written exam and clinical practice evaluation.
Certified Dental Assistant
High School Diploma or equivalent and proof of English Language Proficiency.
For English Language proficiency, domestic students are required to have completed Grade 10 English or successfully completed the College’s English language proficiency assessment.
International students will need to submit proof of English language proficiency by meeting one of the following requirements:
Note: Completion of grade 12 Science (especially Biology and/or Physics) is advantageous.
Prior to practicum start date:
All immunizations should be up to date, including: • hepatitis B • tetanus • measles/mumps/rubella • diphtheria • pertussis • varicella • polio • influenza (required annually)
960 hours of instruction (36 weeks) with 160 hours work experience practicum (4 weeks)
|1. Applied Dental Sciences||70 hours|
|2. Clinical Practice I||100 hours|
|3. Infection Prevention, Quality Assurance and Waste Management||40 hours|
|4. Charting, Recording and Emergencies||50 hours|
|5. Diagnostic Procedures and Dental Radiography||60 hours|
|6. Clinical Practice II||100 hours|
|7. Preventive Dental Procedures and Radiography||120 hours|
|8. Prosthodontic & Laboratory Procedures||100 hours|
|9. Preventive Dental Procedures II & Community Health||30 hours|
|10. Preparation for Employment||50 hours|
|11. Dental Specialties||120 hours|
|12. Direct Patient Care||120 hours|
|13. Practicum||160 hours|
|1||Registration Fee||$250||Domestic Students|
|1||Registration Fee||$250||International Students|
This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.