Classes are still running during COVID-19!

Due to COVID-19 and the government of Ontario’s suggestions, some start dates have been pushed back from their prior schedule. All classes are still active, and will take place virtually through the use of our online learning platform. Once restrictions are lifted, the practical hands-on portion of your program will commence at your KLC campus.

Next Start Dates

Kingston: January 22, 2024

Dental Assistant Program Overview

The Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program is a 47-week diploma education 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.

Practical Internship Experience

This course includes a 4-week student practicum during the second semester. The internship is conducted in a dental office during the last semester of the program, upon successful completion of all theory requirements.

Board Certified

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.

Graduates of the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant Program…


  • Are eligible to work in both general practice & specialty offices such as orthodontic, periodontic, pedodontic, endodontic and prosthodontic
  • Have job opportunities in regional public health departments
  • Can explore alternative career options including dental sales, teaching, dental clinics and labs, and more
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Have excellent manual dexterity
  • Are able to prioritize and organize their work
  • Are able to be team players and work as members of a multidisciplinary team

The curriculum includes Clinic Theory classes to practice hands-on skills, such as oral evacuation, instrument transfer, rubber dam application, practical radiography, pit and fissure sealant application, coronal polishing, etc.

The Ontario Dental Assistant college education program includes but is not limited to the following modules:

Dental Assistant Program Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must have the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent
  • Demonstrated English, communication and comprehension skills
  • The equivalent standing at the general level in English

Dental Assistant Program Graduation Requirements

To receive your diploma from KLC College, students must fulfill all course requirements to the satisfaction of school administration. This includes successful course and work placement completion and tuition paid in full.

All students are required to maintain an average academic standing of 70% or better. Students must pass both theory and practical components of the course. Internship assessment will be completed by the host placement. A diploma is granted when all course work is successfully completed.

Program Info

Who Hires KLC Graduates?

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
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