Dental Administrative Assistant

This program provides students with the base knowledge, skills, and work experience to become employable in any medical setting, with special skills suited to working in a dental practice.
Skill development is delivered in three areas:

  • Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge which includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, hospital and medical office administration, and clinical procedures. Specialty Dental Administrative Assistant training prepares the student with the additional training necessary to work in a dental setting
  • Full-range of computer and office skills, including current software applications, keyboarding skills, general office management, accounting, personal and professional development, and customer service
  • On-site work experience through participation in a one month clinical placement at an approved healthcare/dental facility

Admission Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Successful completion of admissions interview and testing for adequate entry-level skills
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, and meet the minimum provincial age requirement
  • Two letters of reference regarding personal character
  • A recent, clear Criminal Records Check
  • Good command of the English language (written and oral)

Career Options

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in a wide variety of healthcare settings and occupations. Job titles vary, but graduates are an integral part of many healthcare settings such as:

  • Hospital Nursing Units or Outpatient Departments
  • Hospital Admitting/ER Department including Switchboard, Cash Desk, Information Center, Patient Registration, Morgue
  • Ambulatory/Outpatient Department
  • Diagnostic Lab/X-ray Departments
  • Medical Finance and Administrative Departments
  • Health Records Department
  • Long term and Extended Care Departments
  • Physicians’ Offices, Clinics, Mental Healthcare and Allied Healthcare Centres
  • Walk-in Care Centres
  • Daycare and Ambulatory Clinics
  • Group Homes and Community Living Societies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Operating Room Booking/Bed Booking
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clinics Such as Chiropractic and Acupuncture Centres
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinics
  • Medical Supply Companies
  • Dental Practices (private and corporate)

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