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Dental Assisting Programs in BC

In B.C., graduates of an accredited level II dental assisting program who have successfully completed the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) written exam are eligible for certification with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia CDSBC, while graduates from a non-accredited dental assisting program must successfully complete both the written and clinical portions of the NDAEB exam to be eligible for certification with CDSBC. 

Featured Accredited Dental Assistant Program

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  • Surrey
  • Victoria

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Dental Assisting Program

Students study oral facial science, all elements of dental care, pharmacology, oral pathology and dental radiography. along with other core dentistry subjects. CDI College's Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).

More Accredited Level II Dental Assisting Programs

Camosun College

Certified Dental Assistant - 10 month certificate program

  • Victoria

College of New Caledonia

Dental Assisting - one year certificate program

  • Prince George​

College of the Rockies

Dental Assistant - Full time, 10 program, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada

  • Cranbrook

Douglas College

Dental Assisting - Full time, three semester certificate program

  • Coquitlam, New Westminster

Okanagan College

Certified Dental Assistant - The Certified Dental Assistant Certificate program is fully accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada.

  • Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm - Revelstoke

University of the Fraser Valley

Certified Dental Assistant Certificate - 10 month certificate program, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada

  • Abbotsford, Chilliwack

Vancouver Community College

  • Dental Assistant - 10 month certificate program, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

Vancouver Island University

Dental Assistant 10 month certificate program, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

  • ​ Nanaimo

Non-Accredited Level II Dental Assisting Programs

Ashton College

Dental Assistant - 800 hours of classroom instruction (including two practicums)

  • Abbotsford

Discovery Community College

Level II Dental Assistant

  • Surrey

Certified Dental Assistant Salary in BC

NOC 3411-C The average hourly rate is $24.00/hr

Source: 2018 Job Bank Wage Report (modified Sept 20, 2018)



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