Dental Assistant

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Free Program Information Sessions

  • Next Information Session: Th, Feb 24, 2022 (6-8 pm).  Additional information will be posted on how to register.

About the Dental Assistant Program

If you want to become a Certified Dental Assistant, you will join the ranks of thousands of professional women and men in British Columbia, and many more thousands across Canada.

Dentistry is a growing, dynamic profession that provides much opportunity for employment, education, and advancement. If you are caring, like working with people as a team member, and enjoy variety in the workplace, this may be the profession for you.

People interested in becoming Certified Dental Assistants should enjoy working with others, and be able to deal with people who may be under stress. Personal neatness, cleanliness and good health are also important qualities. Certified Dental Assistants must have manual dexterity, good interpersonal communication skills, basic analytical skills and knowledge of new technology related to the field.

To learn more about the profession of Certified Dental Assistants.

Mission Statement

To develop and maintain a relevant, stimulating, and responsive learning environment. We are committed to provide and support learning that is competency based, and inspire students to work to their potential while instilling a desire for lifelong learning.

Revised: June 24, 2015

Discover Your Opportunities with the Canadian Forces

Our Dental Assistant program has been recognized by the Canadian Forces (CF) and now qualifies for a CF Paid Education program. Students who graduate from the Dental Assistant Program receive advanced standing as a Dental Technician in the Canadian Forces (subject to successful enrolment in the CF). This results in a higher rate of pay relative to CF members who have not graduated from a CF-recognized program.

More information on the Canadian Forces.