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The Dental Assisting program focuses on patient-centered care in support of improving oral health as a key to personal health and well-being. As vital members of the dental health team, dental assistants work under supervision in private dental clinics, specialistsí offices and community health centres. The Dental Assisting program prepares dental assistants in the skills of clinic operations, chair-side procedures, intra-oral procedures, patient education and interpersonal skills to enable them to become effective members of the dental health team.|
The program is divided into two 15-week semesters and one eight-week semester. Students are required to attend at SAIT campus for this program. Classroom learning is integrated into the dental clinic setting. The clinical component includes assisting in the operation of an on-campus dental clinic for the public that provides preventive dental care including; patient education, radiographs, selective rubber cup polishing and fluoride application. This program includes two unpaid two-week practica in the second and third semesters at a dental office which may be outside of Calgary. Students in this program require access to a personal computer and the Internet to facilitate completion of required online courses.
Dental Assisting at SAIT Polytechnic
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*:
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Grade 12 Chemistry
Grade 12 Biology
Grade 12 Applied Mathematics or Grade 12 Pure Mathematics
Grade 12 English
* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
|* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.|