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Dental Assisting

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
NAIT's 1-year Dental Assisting certificate program will give you the knowledge and skills necessary for direct entry to dental practice. From infection prevention and control to all chairside restorative and specialty procedures, as well as direct patient care and dental practice administration, our program will prepare you to be an integral member of the dental health care team. In our program, students obtain knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for a successful career in dental assisting.

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
  • 60% in each of:
    • English 30-1 or English 30-2
    • Biology 30
    • Chemistry 20
    • One of: Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Applied Math 30, Math 31, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Science 30, Social Studies 30-1, Social Studies 30-2, or a 30-level language other than English
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Online Interview:
    • The 1st round of interviews will occur in December for applicants who complete their applications by November 1st.
    • The 2nd round of interviews will occur in April for all other shortlisted applicants.
    • Please refer to the Online Interview handout for more information.
      Due to the high volume of interviews conducted in the School of Health and Life Sciences, the programs do not provide applicants with feedback on their interview submissions.

Please see program page for additional requirements and considerations.

Transfer & Credit Options may be available, please see for more information.

Application Deadline

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Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.

  • Tuition $5,250.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $800.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $141.00 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) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

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

Updated January 25, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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