Chairside Dental Assistant

16 Week Diploma Program


Program Description

As an integral part of the dental practice, you will have the skills to assist dentists directly with patient care. The Chairside Dental. Assistant Program is a blended program that will provide you with both the clerical as well as dental assisting skills that are highly valuable and sought after in a dental clinic environment. Some of their typical duties include the following:

• Prepare patients for dental exams and help the dentist during the examination.
• Sterilize and maintain dental instruments and equipment.
• Prepare dental instruments and filling materials.
• Assist the dentist with procedures ( extra oral )
• Teach patients about oral hygiene and post operative instructions
• Schedule and confirm appointments and manage patient records
• Receive payment and order supplies

This program has been reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate or equivalent OR Mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program)
  • Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements:
    Minimum Grade 10 English (Domestic Students)
    Overall IELTS 5.0, CLB Level 5, Duolingo score of 75-80, or ECC test score of 55/100


Dental Science Foundations
Charting and Record Keeping
WHIMS and First Aid
Dental Clinic Infection Control and Safety Protocols
Dental Assisting and Clinic Foundations
Dental Assisting Chairside and Clinical Practice
Career and Employment Strategies


Dental and Dental Specialist offices
Dental Distribution companies
Dental Departmens withing hospital Settings
Dental Sales
Dental Manufacturing companies
Dental Laboratories
Pedodontis office settings
Dengral Dentist or Orthodontis office settings
Endodentist/Prosthodontist Office settings

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