Dental Office Assistant

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Dental Office Assistant

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In this condensed, intensive 12-week certificate program you will learn how to handle the administrative functions of a dental practice. You will learn about dental terminology, dental office procedures, dental computer software and communication strategies for working with a diverse community of clients.

What to expect from the program

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • have access to a PC computer with a stable Internet connection
  • have keyboarding and basic computer skills
  • can type 40 words per minute before the program starts
  • are self-motivated, organized, and goal oriented
  • are able to dedicate 40-50 hours per week for full-time studies

This program is not recommended for international students, as the work permit needed for the practicum may not arrive in time.

Graduate with experience

NorQuest College believes in the importance of on-the-job experience that provides an enriched learning opportunity.

You’ll graduate this program with 150 hours of work experience from a practicum.

Your practicum may be in your community or close by. Your schedule may include day, evening, or night shifts any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. You will work full-time during the practicum and provide your own transportation to the facility.


Career opportunities

Graduates have opportunities to work in general and specialty dental practices, dental labs, dental insurance companies and dental supply or manufacturing companies.

What to expect as a dental office assistant

Students are more likely to be successful in this career if they:

  • are interested in the administrative aspects of an oral health clinic
  • enjoy working with the public in a health care setting
  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
  • are able to work shift work, including evenings and weekends
  • work well in a team environment
  • enjoy administrative tasks and are committed to customer service

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