Dental Chairside Assistant Diploma

The Dental Chairside Assistant Diploma Program is designed to provide the dental office with a knowledgeable and competent assistant. The program is a College-level program approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. Through comprehensive learning objectives and practical hands-on training, the graduate of this program will be technically qualified to provide superior clinical skills. Areas of study include dental terminology, tooth morphology, disease transmission, dental/medical emergencies, pharmacology, clinical chairside procedures, radiography, and orthodontics. Graduates of the Dental Chairside Assistant Program will be encouraged to write the Certified Dental Assistants examination (provided by the Ontario Dental Nurses and Dental Assistants Association) to become a certified Dental Assistant (Level 1) or C.D.A. Successful graduates will also complete the (Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act Module) and become H.A.R.P. certified.

Course Concentration

  • Dental Office Orientation & Terminology
  • Head & Neck Anatomy & Physiology
  • Tooth Morphology
  • Disease Transmission & Oral Pathology
  • Dental/Medical Emergencies & Pharmacology
  • Preventive Dentistry & Nutrition, Communications/Psychology
  • Clinical Chairside Procedures
  • Dental Radiography (H.A.R.P.) The Healing Arts
  • Radiation Protection Act of Ontario
  • Oral Surgery & Endodontics
  • Orthodontics & Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Removable Dentures/Prosthodontics & Periodontics
  • CPR / First Aid (included)
  • The Job Search
  • Clinical Work Placement

Course Duration: 26 weeks, including a 2-week practicum
Please Note: Students who graduate from the Dental Chairside Assistant Program with a 70% average or better will be encouraged to continue for 13 additional weeks to receive Intra-Oral Dental Assistant designation.