Do you have an aptitude for meticulous work and the desire to be part of the integrated health-care team that provides oral care to individuals of all ages?
As a dental assistant, you play a key role in a dental practice and have the knowledge and practical skills needed to help patients achieve their oral health goals.
About this Program
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate
Over 400 hours of hands-on, experiential learning in Niagara College’s new, state-of-the-art, fully operational dental clinic and labs.
Unique interprofessional education experience in both classroom and clinical environments.
Gain practical experience in a dental office field placement and combine theory with real-world experience.
Accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).
Graduates are eligible to write the entry to practice National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) exam followed by certification by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association after successful completion of the NDAEB exam.
Community dental health
Dental supply practice
General dental practice
Specialty dental practice
I chose Niagara College because I always had an interest in dentistry. In fall of 2013 I started the DOA program at Niagara College, which gave me a variety of skills and experience to land a job in my field right away. I am now continuing my dental education as becoming a level I & II dental assistant.
#myNCstory: Niagara College Dental Clinic: Giving students and community a reason to smile
The Niagara College Dental Clinic isn’t only a state-of-the-art facility that provides services to area residents, it’s a high-tech learning environment for students. Those enrolled in the college’s Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs gain hands-on experience working with professional dentists and real clients, while Dental Office Administration students prepare for careers in medical offices. Hear from professors and dentists at the clinic as well students who gain real-world experience without even leaving campus grounds.