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 Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
SchoolConfederation College
LocationThunder Bay, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 7,745
Length1 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
Prerequisites NotesProgram Requirements (for domestic students):
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level.
  • or successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment.
  • or successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED).
  • or appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE).

    Other Courses Required:
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (College or University preparation) & Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (College or University preparation)

  • Program Requirements (for international students)
  • A high school/senior secondary diploma with a grade 12 biology credit and grade 12 chemistry credit
  • Original transcripts as well as a notarized, translated copy must be provided where applicable
  • English Proficiency
  • Academic IELTS: 6.5, no band lower than 6.0

    Alternative Pathways: If you do not possess these requirements, we suggest that you consider our Pre-Health Sciences-Pathways to Certificates and Diplomas program which will provide the necessary preparation to enter this program.
  • Cost
    International: $15,715

    Cost estimate represents full tuition.
    DescriptionA Dental Assistant is a vital member of the oral health team who works in a collaborative, professional and ethical manner. The one-year certificate program prepares you for the proficient application of knowledge in a variety of areas such as clinical chair-side and intra-oral, laboratory, radiography, administration, and health education and promotion skills. The clinical experience within Confederation College and the field placements are supported by the background provided through academic studies.

    If you’re interested in a career in Dental Assisting, you must possess qualities that include taking an interest in helping people, have good health, have self-discipline, be responsible, have effective communication skills, self-motivation and problem solving skills.
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    *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.