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Here’s How Willis College Is Developing Innovative Programs To Make Becoming A Dental Assistant Easier


Dental Assistants are always in demand. They’re the superheroes that keep any dental office in Ontario, or across the country, running smoothly.

However, training isn’t always that easy. Ontario is a big province with many of the vacancies located in small towns that don’t have the proper colleges and schools to provide training. Willis College is working to fix that and break down the geographical barriers that someone wanting to enter this exciting field may face!

Our NEW Dental Assisting Program (Distance) consists of online clinical instruction and a work term placement (at a dental office) throughout the program. This unique offering combining online learning, and in-office learning makes it much easier for students to learn in their hometowns, wherever they may be! Students will spend two days per week (10 hours) in a work-term placement at a dental practice, as well as three days per week of highly structured, remote, and instructor-led online learning.

Students also spend four weeks at the Willis College dental clinic. These four weeks are broken down into two, two-week sessions of clinical skills and assessments

Why choose Willis College and the NEW Dental Assistance Program (Distance)?

There are so many reasons! This program is flexible with frequent start dates. Students get hands-on training that will look great on a resume and this unique offering may even help students to graduate with a job!

Sponsor a student

If you’re a dentist or work in a dental office and are struggling to find qualified workers, why not promote from within? Perhaps your office administrator would be perfect for a dental assistant role. This is the perfect time to offer them the opportunity. They can train in your clinic and grow their career under your supervision.

You may also know someone in the community that would make a great dental assistant. Offer them the same opportunity! You’ll breed employee loyalty and do a huge favour for your clinic in the long run.

It’s time to start your healthcare education with Willis College

There has never been a better time to start your journey with Willis College, especially in the Dental Assisting Program (Distance)! Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to gain your education by contacting us today.

It’s time to change your life with Willis College!

What Our Graduates Are Saying

Willis College is so flexible for students! My program allowed me to complete all my courses online. I got to choose when I wanted to attend my live lectures which was incredibly helpful around my daily life. This program made it possible for me to pursue a career as a single mom!
Taylor McElroy
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