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Dental Assisting

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.sait.ca
The Dental Assisting program focuses on patient-centered care in support of improving oral health as a key to personal health and well-being. As vital members of the dental health team, dental assistants work in private dental clinics, specialists' offices and community health centres. Skills and content covered include clinic operations, chair-side procedures, intra-oral procedures, patient education and interpersonal skills. The program is divided into two 15-week semesters and one eight-week semester. Students are required to attend on SAIT campus for this program. Classroom learning is integrated into a dental clinic setting. The clinical components include patient education, radiographs, selective rubber cup polishing and fluoride application. This program includes one unpaid four-week practicum in the third semester at a dental office which may be outside of Calgary. Students in this program require access to a personal computer and the Internet to facilitate completion of required online courses.
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Student Services
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
Completion of the following courses or equivalents with an overall average of at least 60%:  
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • English Proficiency
 

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $6,052.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,800.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,172.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 16, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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