School News

Introducing Our NEW Hybrid (Partially Online!) Dental Assisting Program

Our Dental Assisting program is one of our most popular. Now, to make it even more accessible we’re launching a new distanced learning version  that will allow even more people to enter this exciting and in-demand field!

This new version is really cool! The new Dental Assisting Program (Distance) consists of online, clinical instruction, and a work term placement throughout the program. So, students will  receive 51 weeks of highly structured, full-time, instructor-paced hybrid education that uses  a combination (hybrid) of online, on-campus clinical training, and practicum placement! They’ll spend two days per week in a work-term placement at a dental practice, as well as three days per week of highly structured, remote, and instructor-led online learning. Students also spend five weeks at CBBC’s dental clinic.

The course

Students must secure a clinical placement at a general or specialty dental office for two days (14 hours) per week for the duration of their studies.

The hybrid program is designed with two-day clinical placement experiences throughout the program in order to help reinforce and enhance the course content.To make sure that everyone is on track,  CBBC Career College will confirm these mandatory clinical placement hours regularly throughout the program.

In addition to the two days per week placement at a dental office, all hybrid students spend a mandatory five weeks at CBBC Career College’s Dental Clinic in Sydney.  These five weeks are broken down into two, two-week sessions and one, one-week session of clinical skills.

Learning online is easy with CBBC. our instructors are there for you JUST like they would be if you were in class. The online theory courses use the MOODLE learning management system that includes learning activities, self-assessments, study questions, assignments, tests, and final exams performed online. All clinical courses (five weeks in total) are conducted on-site at CBBC Career College’s Dental Clinic.

New opportunities for currently unregistered dental assistants or dental office employees

This is great for anyone who is looking to enter the field but especially great for someone who already works in a dental office but is looking to move up the ladder. You can keep your job and work with a team you already know to improve your skills and gain new opportunities!

As it stands now, anyone can be an unregistered dental assistant, however this leaves that individual limited to what procedures they are allowed to perform in the dental office. They are a level 1 or ‘chairside’ assistant and are able to be trained “on the job” for duties such as sterilization, seating and greeting patients, documenting, explaining post operative procedures, and mixing cements and suctioning.

At the present time the Dental Act is under review and it is being discussed that there will be a policy put in place that no longer allows a chairside assistant or an assistant that is not certified (by successfully completing the written board exam), or registered with the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia to be able to practice in the province of Nova Scotia.

With that said, A level 2 Dental Assistant, which our program offers, is able to perform many other skills that are not in the scope of practice for a chairside assistant! These skills include, but are not limited to, intra oral skills such as taking impressions, placing and removing matrix bands and wedges, acquiring diagnostic radiographs, removing sutures and surgical dressings, thus saving time and making themselves a more valuable employee!

Your new skills!

Successful completion of online, clinical, and work term components of the program will qualify the student to receive their CBBC Career College diploma. Students must write and successfully pass the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) Examination and may have to take the NDAEB Clinical Practical Exam (CPE) to receive provincial licensing. The tuition costs for the program include both the costs of the written NDAEB examination and the NDAEB CPE Exam.

Why choose CBBC Career College and the NEW Dental Assistance  Program (Distance)?

There are so many reasons! This program is flexible with start dates every quarter. You’ll get hands-on training that will look great on your resume when you graduate and you may even graduate with a job! AND our  on-campus students have a 99% pass rate on their first try of the NDAEB Board Certification Exam.

Plus, CBBC Career College is here to support you once you graduate through the career services department. They’ll help you write a resume that will get you noticed, connect you with employers in our network, and teach you valuable interview skills.

It’s time to start your healthcare education with CBBC Career  College

There has ever been a better time to start your journey with CBBC Career College, especially in the Dental Assisting Program (Distance)! Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to gain your education by contacting us today.

It’s time to change your life with CBBC Career College.

Your future begins here

Choose the campus and program you’re interested in, and we will send you a copy of our viewbook.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

I agree to receive future communications from CBBC Career College and understand I may opt out at any point in the future.

CBBC Career College values your privacy and will protect your information.