32 Weeks, 720 Hours


This program provides students with the base knowledge, skills, and work experience to become employable in a dental setting. Skill development is delivered in three areas:

  • Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, general office management, accounting, personal and professional development, and customer service.
  • Comprehensive dental administrative knowledge that includes an overview of dentition, tooth morphology, infectious dental diseases, preventive dentistry, oral pathology, etc. Students gain a solid knowledge foundation on which to perform their administrative duties and provide quality care.
  • On-site work experience through participation in a three week clinical placement at an approved dental facility.


Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent, or
  • Mature student status (19 years of age or older and away from school for at least one year).
  • Good command of the English language, both verbal and written.


Core Courses

  • Basic Bookkeeping Level 1
  • Career Vitals
  • Clinical Placement
  • Customer Service
  • Dental Administrative Assistant Level 1
  • Dental Administrative Assistant Level 2
  • Telephone Communication Skills


 Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in an administrative capacity in any dental setting such as private and specialty dental offices, dental clinics and insurance firms.

Careers include:

  • Dental Receptionist
  • Dental Office Receptionist
  • Reception Clerk
  • Medical Receptionist