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Health Information Management Diploma Program

Program Overview

The Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program at Westervelt College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in an oral healthcare setting. Intra-Oral Dental Assistants help dentists during examinations and treatments. They also provide direct client care, educate clients on the importance of oral health and perform basic laboratory duties and manage client records.

Upon completion of the program, graduates work as Level I Dental Assistants and can write their Level II exam through the NDAEB. After passing the exam, graduates can work as Level I or Level II Dental Assistants.

Program Courses

  • General Dental Sciences
  • Principles & Techniques of Infection Control
  • Pharmacolgy & Medical Emergencies
  • Preventative Dental Assisting
  • Clinical Dental Assisting Procedures
  • Dental Specialties
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Dental Radiography
  • Dental Practice Management
  • Office Skills & Communication
  • Computer Skills
  • Oral Hygeine
  • Dental Restorations
  • Microbiology/Pathology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Rubber Dam Replacement & Removal
  • Sealants
  • Amalgam Polishing & Wedges
  • Mastering the Attitiude of Succeess (TPI MAS)
  • Enriched Academy
  • Externship
  • First Aid/CPR

Career Opportunities

Intra-Oral Dental Assistants work in a variety of dental settings including general dentistry, specialized dentistry, operative dentistry & dental sales. They can have a variety of titles including:

  • Intra-Oral Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant/Administrator
  • Dental Office Assistant
  • Preventative Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant/ Receptionist

Areas of employment for Intra-Oral Dental Assistants are:

  • Dental Clinics
  • Private Practices
  • University Clinics
  • Dental Supply Companies
  • Public Health Centres

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent, or if 18 years of age or over, you may apply as a mature student and write an entrance exam
  • Language proficiency is an essential skill required for all workers in Intra-Oral Dental Assisting
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Immigration approval  
  • Assessment interview to determine suitability for the Intra-Oral Dental Assisting program
  • Up-to-date Immunization Report
  • A clear criminal background check may be required by some placement hosts and employers
  • Applicants must have a genuine interest in a dental healthcare, have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working with people



Practicum Requirements
Proof of Criminal Record Check
Statement of Satisfactory Heath Requirements

Program Details

Duration46 weeks
Program TypeDiploma
CampusesBrantford, Kitchener, London

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