Dental Assisting - Level I and II Ontario College Certificate

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  • Objectives
    The program prepares you to achieve competency in the skills that are mandatory for Level II National Certification.
  • Practical experience
    Canadore College reserves the right to place students in any clinical or field placement or combination of placements that are determined to be appropriate. Students must be prepared to travel to and from placements and/or relocate at their own expense for all or part of the placement.
  • Academic title
    Dental Assisting - Level I and II Ontario College Certificate
  • Course description
    CMM 125 College Communication
    DEN 180 Practice Environment
    DEN 120 Oral Health Education and Microbiology
    DEN 102 Dental Science I
    DEN 103 Dental Materials I
    DEN 150 Radiography for the Dental Assistant I
    DEN 106 Clinical Practice I
    DEN 190 Dental Emergencies and Pharmacology
    HUM 1 04 Interpersonal Relations for Dental Assistants

    DEN 162 Dental Business and Ethics
    DEN 250 Radiography for the Dental Assistant II
    DEN 165 Orofacial Anatomy and Human Biology
    DEN 156 Dental Clinical Practice II
    DEN 163 Oral Pathology, Histology and Embryology
    DEN 203 Dental Materials II
    DEN 280 Dental Specialties
    DEN 152 Oral, Nutritional and Community Health Education

    The Level II National Standard will include instruction in all procedures listed in the mandatory category, as follows:

        * Dental radiography*
        * Application and removal of rubber dam*
        * Taking preliminary impressions for study casts*
        * Selective rubber cup polishing of coronal portion of teeth*
        * Topical application of anti-cariogenic agents (fluorides)*
        * Oral hygiene instruction*
        * Application of treatment liners (no pulpal involvement)
        * Application of matrices and wedges
        * Dietary counselling relative to dentistry*
        * Application of topical anaesthetics*
        * Application of pit and fissure sealants*
        * Application of desensitizing agents*
        * Use, care and maintenance of coronal whitening by bleaching trays

    The optional skills will include instruction in all procedures listed below:

        * Polishing amalgam restorations*
        * Use of oral irrigation devices*

    * Under current legislation, these duties may be performed in Ontario when assigned by a dentist. In addition, you will receive instruction and practice in the traditional responsibilities of a dental assistant. The duties will include chair side assisting, office management, equipment care, maintenance of patient records and office supplies, and performing various lab procedures. Clinical experience is obtained in dental offices and the college dental clinic. The program prepares you to provide safe and competent dental care under the delegation and guidance of a dentist.

    Upon meeting all requirements of the program, successful graduates:

        * are certified under the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act with regulation respecting x-ray safety - made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
        * must successfully complete the National Dental Assisting Examination Board Examination (NDAEB) prior to working as a Level II Dental Assistant;
        * will be certified by the Canadian Dental Assistant’s Association (CDAA) upon successful completion of the NDAEB;
        * may apply for membership with the Ontario Dental Assistants’ Association.

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