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The Dental Assistant Level I & II diploma program is both comprehensive and intensive. Upon graduation, the student will possess the knowledge and skills to participate fully in the dental office through a broad range of clinical and laboratory skills. In their assisting role with a dentist, Dental Assistants may prepare the treatment rooms, prepare dental materials, assist with the suction apparatus, transfer dental instruments, expose and process radiographic images as well as disinfect and sterilize. Administrative training includes basic manual and computerized office procedures such as appointment book control and maintaining accounts receivables.
The Dental Assistant, also known as the Intra Oral Dental Assistant (Level II), will work both independently and as a valued member of the dental team. Our Dental Assistant Level I & II program will prepare the student to perform direct patient care under the direction of the dentist. Once the graduate has successfully completed the National Dental Assisting Examining Board exam, the dentist may delegate intraoral skills including the application and removal of dental dams, selective coronal polishing of the teeth, application of anti-cariogenic agents perform oral hygiene instruction, application of pit and fissure sealants, application of topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents, polishing of restorations, removal of sutures, perform oral irrigation, application of over the counter whitening agents and obtaining preliminary impressions for study casts.
In-house and outside practicum experience will provide an environment for students to apply and adapt the knowledge and skills obtained.
This program is an excellent fit for:
› Someone who wants to work in the field of dental health
› Someone who enjoys helping others with their oral health
› Someone looking for job stability and regular hours
› Someone looking for a career that is in-demand
› Someone who works well in a team environment
The Dental Assistant Level I & II graduates are recognized by the:
All students must apply and write this exam after graduating from the program. Once completed successfully, they are then deemed an Intra Oral Dental Assistant (Level 2) and can practice those skills under the direct supervision of the dentist.
The Ontario Dental Assistants Association is the provincial membership body that certifies students once they have completed the NDAEB exam.
This means you will have the opportunity to learn in person at our campus during scheduled classroom hours. Further updates will be given as we are advised by the ministry of colleges and universities.
We are available to help you with your career goals and you don’t need to worry about how you are going to plan your future education. We are conducting all of our Admissions Meetings and School Information Sessions virtually or in-person to help you start your career training this year!
42 weeks of theory, 4 weeks practicum placement
Up to 4 weeks of breaks
Our Dental Assistant graduates are sought after by dental offices. Graduates can receive more than one job offer even before completing the program. Successful graduates pursue rewarding professions such as:
Average Wage ($/hr): $22.00
High Wage ($/hr): $30.00
National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 3411
Canadian High School diploma or equivalent. Willis College Admission’s Team uses the Wonderlic assessment tool.
For Mature Students:
If you don’t have a High School Diploma, we have admissions options specifically for you depending on which province you are in enrolling. Please contact us to see how our Admissions Team can help you achieve your new career.
Note: Students with foreign credentials, regardless of whether their documents have been translated/compared or not, should be tested to establish literacy in the English language.
In addition to the above, students will be required to make sure they have an Immunization Form signed by a doctor including TB 1&2, obtain their Police clearance of criminal record including vulnerable sector search, and obtain their CPR & First Aid – Level C.
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“My experiences at Willis College have been life-changing. In completing my program, I grew in many ways. My confidence increased and I was amazed at my own capabilities, which I didn’t recognize until coming to Willis. The atmosphere at Willis made me feel like I belonged to a large family; that we were all in it together to succeed. Hats off to the staff of Willis College because they work together as a team and everyone helps everyone. No one falls through the cracks. Thank you Willis College.” Sharon Schwartz Willis College