Intra Oral Dental Assistant Courses

Dental Assistance Course

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Kingston Campus
April 6, 2020
September 14, 2020

Program Description

The Intra-Oral Dental Assisting program is a 47-week diploma program, approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, which meets the requirements of H.A.R.P. (Healing Arts Radiating Protection Act), allowing the graduate to take x-rays in the Province of Ontario.

This course includes a 4-week student practicum during the second semester. Upon successful completion of the Intra-Oral Dental Assisting program, the graduate is eligible to write the NDAEB Exam. The success rate of our students is consistent with the National average.

This is a full-time program. The student will attend a Clinic Theory class to practice their hands-on skills, such as oral evacuation, instrument transfer, rubber dam application, practical radiography, pit and fissure sealant application, coronal polishing, etc.

Program Outline

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Dental Records
  • Clinical Theory
  • Dental Office Procedures
  • Dental Science
  • Human Relations
  • Infection Control
  • Pharmacology and Dental Emergencies
  • Preventive Dentistry and Nutrition
  • Radiography (course meets all H.A.R.P. requirements)
  • CPR and Standard First Aid
  • Placement Internship (see details below)

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary Diploma (grade 12) or equivalent is needed along with demonstrated English proficiency, communication and comprehension skills.

Placement Internship

The internship consists of a four-week internship in a dental office in the last semester of the program upon successful completion of all theory requirements.

Employment Opportunities

Area employers that hire our graduates include:(to name a few)

  • Dr. William S. Motruk, DDS
  • Dr. Kamil Gibrayel, DDS
  • Dr. John A. Todd, Orthodontist
  • Dr. William Ho, Paediatric Dentist
  • Dr. Ken Luco, DDS
  • Dr. Paul MacDonald, DDS
As a Graduate of the Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Program….
  • Employment opportunities are numerous
  • The majority of positions exist in general practice and specialty offices (orthodontic, periodontic, pedodontic, endodontic and prosthodontic)
  • Job opportunities present in regional public health departments
  • Alternative career options include dental sales representatives, teaching, dental clinics and labs
An Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Career Is For You If You…
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Have excellent manual dexterity
  • Are able to prioritize and organize your work
  • Are a team player

“My experience in the Dental Assisting program at Kingston Learning Centre, not only prepared me for my career; it prepared me for life outside of my career. I gained skills of self-confidence through the interactions with the students as well as our educator, Cindy Coulter. Cindy understood the struggles as I attempted this intense course while trying to be a mother to three small children and she never let me give up. Our hands-on clinic time gave me the confidence to interview almost immediately after our graduation. The lessons were thorough and no question went unanswered.

I have been working in my field now for the last four years. I love what I do and thank KLC for helping me to achieve this life goal. ” Samantha Abbott

For other Testimonials regarding the Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Program please click the button “About KLC College” and scroll down to Testimonials.

The NDAEB was established on November 15, 1997 at which time, the responsibility for the administration of the national examination of Dental Assistants in Canada was transferred from the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association (CDAA).
The NDAEB is an independent Board endorsed by many dental assisting associations and regulatory bodies. The Board has nationwide representatives from the Dental Assisting Regulatory Authorities, the Canadian Dental Assistants’ Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, dental assisting educators from accredited and non-accredited educational institutes, and the public.
The NDAEB’s mission is to assure individuals have met the current national baseline standard in the knowledge and skills required by Canadian provincial or territorial regulatory authorities for recognition as an intra-oral dental assistant.
KLC College’s Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Diploma program prepares students to take the National Dental Assisting Examining Board certification exam. Successful completion of this exam is required to work as an Intra-Oral Dental Assistant.