Dental Assisting

Start Your Career With the Dental Assisting Program


Program Length:

39 Weeks

Program Hours:


Online Learning

Upcoming Start Dates


September 3, 2024
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Start Your Career With the Dental Assisting Program

Students trained in our Dental Assisting program will be prepared to assist the dental team in all aspects of care in a dental office.  You will learn to assist the dentist in all dental procedures performed in a general dental practice and administer individualized patient education and treatment as outlined under the scope of practice for dental assistants practicing in Nova Scotia.

The Dental Assisting program offered at our Sydney campus consists of classroom and clinical instruction, office rotations, and a work-term placement. You will be exposed to various dental offices and practice areas throughout the program. The dental assistant courses taught in this program cover areas such as:

  • Chair Side Procedures
  • Communications
  • Dental Office Administration
  • Dental Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
  • Dental Specialties like endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, and more
  • Dental Radiography
  • Microbiology and Infection Control

Successful completion of both the classroom, clinical, and work term components of the program will qualify the student to receive their CBBC diploma.  Students must write and successfully pass the National Dental Assisting Board Examination to receive provincial licensing.  The cost for this examination will be included in the tuition costs for the program.

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Job Market

Dental assistants can obtain employment in general and specialty dental practices, in the oral surgery department of a hospital, within a dental supply company, as an educator or as dental office administrators.

This program is an excellent fit for:

  • Anyone who is looking to upgrade their skills and become a licensed dental assistant.
  • Someone is a people person and has great customer service skills.
  • A person looking for a fast-paced and exciting career.

Why choose the Dental Assisting program?

  • A combination of online and in-class learning.
  • Upgrade your skills and gain new opportunities if you already work in a dental office!
  • Lifetime support of career services!

Save time & money

  • Finish most programs and become job-ready in less than a year!
  • Get the skills you need to get hired with programs that cut the extras and give you the skills you need to get hired.
  • With career support for life with CBBC Career College, our experts will help find you employment no matter how long ago you graduated.
  • You don't need three to four years of school to enter the workforce with the skills to start a great paying career!

Your future is our priority

  • Start school NOW with most program intakes happening frequently (no need to wait!)
  • No waiting lists, even in our most-popular programs. We'll get you the job training you need to start your career ASAP.
  • We take a student-centric approach to learning, with small class sizes to empower you to collaborate with your peers and receive more attentive support from your instructors.

Career-relevant education

  • Our programs are programs aligned with real-world, in-demand occupations. We will get you job-ready!
  • Most CBBC Career College programs include practicum experience so you can hit the job search running with a great education AND experience.
  • We have real relationships with employers who are waiting to hire qualified CBBC Career College graduates!

What People Are Saying

CBBC is the best decision that you can make for yourself. The education, the hands-on experience, and the amazing instructors make the time fly by. You learn skills that translate into real job experience. If you are looking to go to college, choose them! Once you become a part of the CBBC family, your dreams become realities!
Stephanie Melski
Medical Office Assistant / Cape Breton Regional Hospital Program

What Our Graduates Are Saying

I think the thing that has stood out to me the most in the program is how much the teachers care about your success and how they work hard to create a positive environment to learn in. It’s really amazing! They really encourage all the students to celebrate each other’s successes and help each other out. I really struggled with the decision of which school to attend, and I know that I made the right choice.
Monique Ryan
Cosmetology Program Program