The Certified Dental Assistant Department at Okanagan College provides the education, training and experience for the diploma program, required by the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. for registration as a Certified Dental Assistant.
Certified Dental Assistants work as team members and require excellent communication skills, commitment to oral health and professionalism. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada and approved by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. To be registered as a Certified Dental Assistant (Dental Auxiliary - Level 2), a student must provide the College of Dental Surgeons with the following confirmation:
- Grade 12 completion or equivalent;
- Successful completion of a dental assisting program; and
- CPR Level C and must be current at time of graduation.
- successful completion of the National Dental Assisting Examining Board Exam
The Certified Dental Assistant Certificate is a one-year, provincially regulated program that prepares students to work alongside dentists in clinical practices across B.C.
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