Camosun College

Certified Dental Assistant

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Program Information

School:Camosun College
Field of Study:Dental Assisting/Assistant
Description:In the eight and a half month Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) program you'll participate in hands-on clinical activities. You'll learn specific skills that are highly relevant to your CDA role in a general dental practice.

As a CDA student you'll be working in Camosun's 24 chair, fully equipped clinic. You'll learn how to prepare for and provide chair-side support to assist dentists and clients in all diagnostic/assessment, restorative, and specialty procedures. Your clinical training will focus on the ever-present and critical need to exercise control of infection and transmission of disease. You'll learn basic support techniques for pain and anxiety management. You'll master the placement of dental dam, treatment liners, matrices, and wedges.
URL:Certified Dental Assistant at Camosun College
Length:10 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,450
International: $14,000
Careers:Dental Assistants

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 

Grade 12 graduation or equivalent required. Submit proof of a letter grade of ā€œCā€ or higher in English 12 or TPC 12 or assessment, and proof of a letter grade of ā€œCā€ or higher in Biology 12 or BIOL 080 or BIOL 100. Refer to Web site for more details.

* 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.

Modified on September 15, 2015