Dental Assistants

(NOC 3411)


To work in these areas you must have some high school education or a high school diploma.

To be a dental assistant, you need a three-month to one-year college dental assistant program, or high school and on-the-job training. You'll need certification if your duties include taking X-rays and polishing and cleaning teeth.

Many recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 10 has an undergraduate university degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Multidisciplinary teamwork
Interpersonal communication skills
Customer relations

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer Basics

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) Certificate
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Office Receptionist Certificate
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Assisting (Levels I & II) Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022