Southern Ontario Dental College offers Dental Assisting Program Level I & II.
Build a new and rewarding career as a dental assistant. We’re proud to provide students with a comprehensive program offering extensive hands-on experiences that create skilled dental assistants committed to lifelong learning.
Dental Assisting Program specifics
- 10 months in duration
- Level I and Level II
- Two terms each consisting of 20 weeks with a break of 2 weeks between terms
Students are in class Monday through Friday commencing at 8:00 a.m. and classes ending by 6:00 p.m. Students will learn both in the classroom and in our modern, fully equipped dental clinic. SODC follows the curriculum established by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association and the NDAEB. Upon graduation the students write the NDAEB examination in order to be licensed in Ontario.
Dental Assisting Program Level I
In Level I the students learn chair-side assisting duties. Duties include assisting both the dentist and dental hygienist, taking and developing X-rays, mixing dental materials, oral hygiene instruction, infection control, instrument sterilization and more.
Dental Assisting Program Level II
Level II allows the student more intra-oral duties. They include taking impressions, pit and fissure sealants, applying anticariogenic agents, rubber dam placement, coronal polishing, and application of topical anesthetics. Included in Level II is an in-office practicum.
Dental Assisting Program
The Dental Assisting Program is 10 months in duration. For International Students, contact our Admissions Office for more information.
Tuition includes the following:
- All required textbooks
- 1 pair of scrubs
- 1 lab coat
- 1 set of safety glasses
- In-class resource materials (handouts, etc.)