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What will I learn?


This program prepares students to assume a position as a dental assistant / intra-oral health care provider, capable of working with health professionals in a variety of settings. The role of a Level II dental assistant involves precise and detailed work in a confined environment, including chairside and laboratory duties, instrument sterilization, maintaining infection control along with intra-oral skills such as selective coronal polishing, oral hygiene instruction, application of pit and fissure sealants, fluoride application, and teeth whitening processes.


Graduates of this program are respected health care professionals that perform a variety of roles including; clinical, education, health promotion, business administration and laboratory duties consistent with national standards.

Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

Level II includes 15 intra-oral duties.

Clinical placements.

On campus dental clinic provides a practical learning environment.

Students are eligible for certification by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA) and the Canadian Dental Assistants Association (CDAA).

Upon successful completion of the National Dental Assisting Examining Board Exam (NDAEB) the graduate is eligible to practice as a Level II Dental Assistant.


Numerous opportunities exist for graduates as dental assistants, office administrators and treatment coordinators in general practice and specialty dental offices. Other opportunities include public health departments, hospitals, armed forces, college/university dental clinics, and sales.

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) (Ontario College Certificate) (MTCU Code 41629)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Maintain client and personal safety in the practice environment.

2. Contribute to the development of a comprehensive client profile by using a variety of data collection methods in collaboration with the client and other health professionals and in compliance with privacy legislation.

3. Contribute to the development of a comprehensive plan for oral health services and programs in collaboration with the client and other health professionals.

4. Provide oral health services and programs, as identified in the comprehensive plan and as permitted within the scope of practice.

5. Contribute to the evaluation and reporting of appropriate aspects of the oral health services and programs by using a variety of sources including the client profile.

6. Act in a professional and competent manner.

7. Maintain client records and manage office procedures in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations

Which department am I in?

Centre for Applied Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$20,096.32 (US$ 15,271) per year
Please note this fee is for 2019 - 2020 and subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020


Centre for Applied Health Sciences

South Campus,

2000 Talbot Road West,


Ontario (ON),

N9A 6S4, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus successful completion of:

  • Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
  • Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4U or EAE4C
  • OR
  • equivalent courses from the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program or the Academic and Career Entrance program.

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) Level 51, or
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 500, or internet-based test (iBT) score of 61, or computer-based test (CBT) score of 173.
  • MELAB - English Language Institute of the University of Michigan minimum Score of 75
  • CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language minimum score 60

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About this uni

Students at St. Clair College discover new things, create lifelong relationships and gain the tools they need to embark on fruitful careers.

  • Specialized applied arts and technology college
  • Three campuses in Ontario
  • 120 diploma, degree and graduate certificate choices
  • Graduate employment rate of 87.5%