Dental Assistant (Distance) Level I & II

Become a Dental Assistant

Program Length:

44 weeks


  • ON Diploma

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    Start Dates

    August 19, 2024
    September 30, 2024
    November 18, 2024


    July 11, 2025
    August 22, 2025
    October 17, 2025
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    Become a Dental Assistant

    Embark on a rewarding career path as a Dental Assistant through the comprehensive Dental Assisting (Distance) program at Willis College. As a student, you will acquire the skills to assist dentists in various dental procedures within a general dental practice. The program also emphasizes administering personalized patient education and treatment, aligning with the scope of practice for dental assistants in Ontario.

    Students will receive 44 weeks of highly structured, full-time, instructor-paced distance education that uses a combination of online, on-campus clinical training, and practicum placement! The program is designed with two-days per week of workplace skills development throughout the program in order to help reinforce and enhance the course content. In addition to the two days per week placement at a dental office, all distance students spend a mandatory four weeks at Willis College’s Dental Clinic in Ottawa.

    Key features of our program include:

    Holistic Learning Approach: Gain hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge to excel in dental assisting. Our program covers a wide range of dental procedures, ensuring you are well-prepared for real-world scenarios.

    Distance Learning Convenience: The program is designed for distance learning, providing you with the flexibility to study from the comfort of your own space while gaining practical skills crucial for dental assisting.

    Willis College Diploma: Successful completion of the online, clinical, and work term components of the program will qualify you to receive a prestigious Willis College diploma, enhancing your credentials in the field.

    National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) Preparation: Prepare for success by writing and passing the NDAEB Examination, a vital step towards becoming a certified Dental Assistant.

    Join Willis College and take the first step towards a fulfilling career as a Dental Assistant. Enroll in our Dental Assistant program today, where expert instruction, hands-on training, and distance learning converge to shape your success in the dental field. Unlock your potential and secure your place in the thriving world of dental assisting.

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    Job Market

    Successful graduates of the Dental Assistant program may pursue a wide variety of interesting and rewarding professions, including:

    • Chairside Dental Assistant
    • Intraoral Dental Assistant
    • Dental Receptionist
    • Dental Treatment Coordinator
    • Dental Educator (With Further Training)

    Salary Information

    Average Wage ($/hr): $22.00
    High Wage ($/hr): $30.00
    National Occupation Classification (NOC) for this program: 3411



    This program is an excellent fit for:

    • Anyone who is looking to upgrade their skills and become a licensed dental assistant.
    • Someone is a people person and has great customer service skills.
    • A person looking for a fast-paced and exciting career.

    Why choose the Dental Assistant (Distance) Level I & II program?

    • A combination of online and in-class learning.
    • Upgrade your skills and gain new opportunities if you already work in a dental office!
    • Lifetime support of career services!

    Save time & money

    • Finish most programs and become job-ready in less than a year!
    • Get the skills you need to get hired with programs that cut the extras and give you the skills you need to get hired.
    • With career support for life with Willis College, our experts will help find you employment no matter how long ago you graduated
    • You don't need three to four years of school to enter the workforce with the skills to start a great paying career!

    Exceptional flexibility

    • Learn online with instructor-led programs that will prepare you for the career of your dreams.
    • On-Campus program availability is also an option for select programs in Winnipeg and Ottawa.
    • Start school NOW with most program intakes happening every six weeks (no need to wait!)
    • No waiting lists, even in our most-popular programs. We'll get you the job training you need to start your career ASAP.

    Career-relevant education

    • Our programs are programs aligned with real-world, in-demand occupations. We wil get you job-ready!
    • Most Willis College programs include practicum experience so you can hit the job search running with a great education AND experience.
    • Willis College has 150 years of skills training excellence.
    • We have real relationships with employers who are waiting to hire qualified Willis College graduates!

    Is financing the only thing stopping you from attending school? We can help.

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    What Our Graduates Are Saying

    I chose this program because I have always wanted to work in an office setting and eventually get into the government. I would recommend anyone to Willis College any day.
    Victoria Woolsey
    Administrative Assistant