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Dental Assisting - Levels I and Ii

Dental Assisting - Levels I and Ii Ontario College Certificate

What is Dental Assisting - Levels I and Ii?

The Dental Assisting program will prepare a student to assume a position as a dental assistant, capable of working interdependently and collaboratively with health professionals in a variety of practice settings. Corresponding with the level of study and in accordance with current legislation, the graduate of this program will perform a variety of roles including clinical, education, health promotion, business administration and laboratory assistant consistent with national standards.

The graduate of this program will be eligible to write the National Dental Assistants Board Exam (NDAEB). The graduate is eligible for certification by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA). To be certified by the Canadian Dental Assistants Association (CDAA) the graduate must have successfully completed the NDAEB. This allows the graduate to practice as a Level II Dental Assistant.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
DNAS
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Amy Wilson
Email:
Amy.Wilson@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1173

The Dental Assisting program will prepare a student to assume a position as a dental assistant, capable of working interdependently and collaboratively with health professionals in a variety of practice settings. Corresponding with the level of study and in accordance with current legislation, the graduate of this program will perform a variety of roles including clinical, education, health promotion, business administration and laboratory assistant consistent with national standards.

The graduate of this program will be eligible to write the National Dental Assistants Board Exam (NDAEB). The graduate is eligible for certification by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA). To be certified by the Canadian Dental Assistants Association (CDAA) the graduate must have successfully completed the NDAEB. This allows the graduate to practice as a Level II Dental Assistant.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • interact with others in groups and teams


  • use critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems


  • communicate confidently in a variety of situations


  • adapt to change, recognize the need to maintain and renew knowledge and skills, and effectively meet societal challenges arising in community, family and working life situations


  • maintain client and personal safety in the practice environment


  • contribute to the development of a comprehensive client profile by using a variety of data collection methods, in collaboration with the client and other health professionals, and in compliance with privacy legislation


  • contribute to the development of a comprehensive plan for oral health services and programs in collaboration with the client and other health professionals


  • provide oral health services and programs as identified in the comprehensive plan and as permitted within the scope of practice


  • contribute to the evaluation and reporting of appropriate aspects of the oral health services and programs by using a variety of sources including the client profile


  • act in a professional and competent manner


  • maintain client records and manage office procedures in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations


  • recognize and stress the importance of utilizing environmentally friendly products and supplies within the work environment.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Winter | Summer | Fall

2017 | 2017 | 2017

The Dental Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- Grade 11 Chemistry (U) or Grade 12 Chemistry (C or U)

- Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus Grade 12 Chemistry College or Grade 11 or 12 University Chemistry (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U); plus any Grade 11 or 12 College or University Biology (SB13C, SB13U or SB14U). Computer skills and knowledge of basic math calculations are highly recommended.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course and most credit biology and chemistry courses taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Pre-health Sciences*

- Equivalent courses in English, biology and chemistry taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and biology and chemistry

- Mature student testing in English and testing/challenge exam in biology and chemistry that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) plus biology and chemistry

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most biology and chemistry credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

- If home schooled, applicants can write the mature student testing in English and testing/challenge exam in biology and chemistry that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

12 Mandatory Courses

1 Communications Course

1 General Education Course

1 Field Placement

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

BIOL1014 The Essential Body
DENT1026 Clinical Support Procedures
DENT1027 Orofacial Anatomy
DENT1028 Dental Office Management
DENT1029 Dental Health Education
DENT1030 Applied Sciences in Dental Assisting
DENT1033 Clinical Assisting - Restorative and Specialties
DENT1034 Clinical Consolidation
DENT1036 Community Oral Health
DENT1041 Clinical Assisting - Operative Theory and Lab - Restorative
DENT1042 Dental Radiography
DENT1043 Intraoral Preventive Procedures and Practicum
Communications Course
To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Course
To be selected from College list
Field Placement
DENT1035 Field Placement - Dental Assistant

Applicants are advised that for the program's clinical requirements and future employment situations, they must have good vision (with or without corrective lenses), be able to sit and stand for prolonged periods and mix various materials using repetitive wrist motions.

In addition to these requirements, applicants must also provide proof of a current First Aid and C.P.R. Level 'HCP' certification, prior to the commencement of preclinical courses in Semester 1. Annual CPR re-certification is mandatory.

** CRIMINAL REFERENCE CHECK **

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the students responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: Individuals who have been charged or convicted criminally and not pardoned will be prohibited from proceeding to a clinical or work placement.

Students practice dental assisting on a dummy

Dental Assisting students seeking clients for Oral Health Clinic

Young people seeking dental services, or a good deal on a mouth guard, are being offered a great opportunity by the Georgian College Oral Health Clinic. Dental Assisting students will be offering a variety of dental services to members of the community between the ages of eight and 25. Read more...

Students practice dental assisting on a dummy

Dental Assisting students seeking clients for Oral Health Clinic

Young people seeking dental services, or a good deal on a mouth guard, are being offered a great opportunity by the Georgian College Oral Health Clinic. Dental Assisting students will be offering a variety of dental services to members of the community between the ages of eight and 25. Read more...

A group of students pose outside the Administrative building at the Barrie Campus.

Dental students raise money for oral health care in Walk for Smiles

Georgian College Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students, faculty and staff laced up this week for the Walk for Smiles walkathon. The second annual event is a celebration of Oral Health Month. Read more...

Group shot of students in their purple t-shirts at the Barrie Campus

News worth smiling about: Students raise $1,600

Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students celebrated National Dental Hygienist Week and Oral Health Month by participating in the first annual Walk for Smiles on April 7 at the Barrie Campus. The students were challenged to take part by dental students at Cambrian College. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Amy Wilson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1173

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