Dental Assistant CertificateOkanagan College
About this Program
Level: Dental Assistant Certificate
Length: 2 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Kelowna Campus Campus
The Certified Dental Assistant program at Okanagan College provides the education, training and experience required by the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. for registration as a Certified Dental Assistant. Graduates work as certified dental assistants in dental offices under the supervision of a dentist. Services may include: assisting the dentist with dental procedures such as fillings, crown and bridge, root canal therapy, and surgical procedures; preparing materials for use by the dentist; processing and sterilizing dental instruments; providing education to patients about oral health; and performing preventive procedures such as polishing teeth, applying fluoride and sealants; and patient X-rays and other diagnostic records. Certified Dental Assistants work as team members and require excellent communication skills, commitment to oral health, and professionalism.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.