Dental Assisting - Level I & II
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Centre of Applied Health Sciences, Windsor
  • Program Length:
  • One Year - Ontario College Certificate
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus successful completion of:
  • Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
  • Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4U or EAE4C
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, this program will prepare students to assume a position as a dental assistant/ intra-oral health care provider, capable of working with health professionals in a variety of settings. The role of a Level II dental assistant involves precise and detailed work in a confined environment, including intra-oral skills such as selective coronal polishing, oral hygiene instruction, application of pit and fissure sealants, fluoride application, and teeth whitening processes.

The graduate of this program will perform a variety of roles including clinical, education, health promotion, business administration and laboratory duties consistent with national standards and be eligible for certification by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA) and the Canadian Dental Assistants Association (CDAA). Upon successful completion of the National Dental Assisting Examining Board Exam (NDAEB) the graduate is eligible to practice as a Level II Dental Assistant. This program will appeal to students who have excellent communication and organization skills. They must also be compassionate and possess good manual dexterity.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada
  • Level II includes 15 intra-oral duties
  • Field placements
  • On campus dental clinic provides a practical learning environment
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Numerous opportunities exist for graduates as dental assistants, office administrators and treatment coordinators in general practice and specialty dental offices. Other opportunities include public health departments, hospitals, armed forces, college/university dental clinics, and sales.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • A satisfactory medical exam.
  • An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs, and these MUST be obtained by you, the student.
  • First Aid
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
  • College Placements and Employers require up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
    • - Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
      - Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
      - You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: H915
  • This program is recognized by the Canadian Forces! Students who have been accepted into the Dental Assisting program and are considering a career in the CF may apply to the CF through a Canadian Forces paid education program. If accepted, students receive subsidized college tuition, books and academic equipment, in addition to a salary with benefits and a guaranteed job upon graduation. For more information on paid education, go to FORCES.CA and view the video.

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
DTL116
1
General & Oral Microbiology
DTL117
2
Preventive Dentistry & Health
DTL121
3
Dental Materials
DTL122
1
Nutrition I
DTL123
2
Orofacial Anatomy
DTL127
1
Professional Ethics
DTL130
2
Dental Radiography I
DTL175
8
Clinical I
DTL200
1
Anatomy & Physiology
DTL135
2
Clinic Process of Care

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 2
DTL203
2
Dental Health Education
DTL205
2
Dental Practice Management
DTL217
1
Pharmacology
DTL226
2
Special Procedure & Emergency Care
DTL220
2
Dental Materials II
DTL222
1
Nutrition II
DTL230
3
Dental Radiography II
DTL275
8
Clinical II

Semester 3
DTL350
5
Dental Office Consolidation (Placement)
DTL352
1
Clinical Theory III
DTL375
3
Clinical Practice III