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Dental Assisting Technology
Northern Alberta Institute of Technologywww.nait.ca
The Dental Assisting Program is designed to provide students with the education, technical knowledge, and clinical experiences to perform treatment support procedures, patient care procedures, assist with general and specialty dental procedures, manage dental practices and coordinate laboratory services. The program offers students experiences in communications, understanding and application of anatomy, radiography, safe working practices, and employment skills as well as varied opportunities to develop as a professional with critical thinking and decision making abilities. Students interact with patients and members of the dental team in the NAIT Dental Clinic and in their two professional experiences courses.
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
60% in each of:
- Grade 12 English
- Chemistry 20
- Biology 30
- One of: Science 30, Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Pure Math 30, Applied Math 30, Math 31, Physics 30, Social Studies 30-1 or a 30-level language other than English
- English Language Proficiency
- Online Interview
There is a competitive entrance requirement for this program. Please see the program page for details.
Please see program page for additional requirements and considerations.
Transfer & Credit Options may be available, please see nait.ca for more information.
See nait.ca for application deadlines.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2019/08/01 to 2020/07/31*.
Tuition $4,170.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,750.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,004.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta 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.
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated September 19, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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