Dental Assistance
  • Can work for a generalist or specialist. private clinic or hospital setting; full and part time work available
Programs-Dental Assistance

Program duration Number of semesters
2 Years 4

Program Description
To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make appointments, receive patients, prepare the necessary materials and assist the dentist in dispensing oral treatments; to advise patients regarding postoperative care; to perform tasks related to prevention and treatment planning, and the control of contamination and biomedical waste management; to perform routine administrative tasks; to make denture pieces and models in a laboratory.

Career Choices
  • Can work for a generalist or specialist. private clinic or hospital setting; full and part time work available
Competencies
  • To receive patients and prepare them for dental examination
  • To assist the dentist in performing oral treatments
  • To prepare dental materials
  • To maintain instruments and equipment
  • To perform administrative tasks
  • To perform various laboratory tasks
Admission prerequisites
  • Higher Secondary, Diploma or/and recognized equivalent
  • A minimum of second division i.e. overall 50% in academics
  • Fluency in English with a level of IELTS 6.0 band preferred but not less than level 5.5
  • Applicants from China/Korea and other Non-English speaking countries should take English Second Language to meet the admission requirements if they do not have IELTS 6.0
  • Or equivalence as established by the ministère de l’Education, du Loisir et du Sport or the ministere de l’Immigration et des Communautes culturelles
Program Modules
Modules  
The Occupation and the Training Process  
Basic Word Processing  
Non-Parenteral Drugs  
Legislation and Professional Ethics  
Pharmaceutical Calculations  
Principles and Techniques of Hygiene and Asepsis  
Pharmaceutical Applications Software  
Non-Sterile Preparations  
Dispensing in Community Pharmacies  
Parenteral Drugs  
Communication and Teamwork  
Occupational Health and Safety  
Customer Service and Inventory Management  
Dispensing in Health Care Establishments  
Sterile Preparations  
Planning a Job Search  
Practicum in an Extended Care Facility  
Practicum in a Community Pharmacy  
Practicum in a Hospital  
Program Schedules
  • January
  • May
  • September

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