|Field of Study:||Dental Assisting/Assistant
|Description:||Certified dental assistants (CDAs) are an essential member of the dental healthcare team. They assist the dentist, provide patient education and comfort, patient care procedures, and office administration services.
Certified dental assistants are employed in general dental offices, specialty practices such as children's specialist, orthodontics, or oral surgery. CDAs also practice in hospital dental clinics, the BC Cancer Agency, community health clinics, and residential care facilities for seniors and the disabled. Employment opportunities also exist in CDA education, research, sales and marketing of dental products, and dental insurance company administration.