About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Certificate
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:1 Year
Code:0101

Program Highlights

  • New, state-of-the-art Dental Clinic
  • Program is accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC)
  • Program has excellent reputation among community dental practices
  • High standards ensure that students are well prepared for all aspects of a dental assisting career
  • Students receive approximately 400 hours of hands-on lab and clinical experience
  • Graduates enjoy a high employment rate
  • A valuable comprehensive field placement component in community dental offices synthesis theory and practical studies
  • Graduates are eligible to write the entry to practice National Dental Assisting Examination Board exam (NDAEB) which enhances portability throughout Canada
  • Certification by the Ontario Dental Assistants Association is offered following successful completion of the NDAEB exam
  • Unique interprofessional education experience in both the classroom and clinical environments

Career Opportunities

  • Community dental health
  • Education
  • Insurance companies
  • Product research
  • Sales
  • Supply companies
  • General dental practices
  • Specialty dental practices

I chose Niagara College because I always had an interest in dentistry. In fall of 2013 I started the DOA program at Niagara College, which gave me a variety of skills and experience to land a job in my field right away. I am now continuing my dental education as becoming a level I & II dental assistant.

Stephanie Lyons, February 10, 2015

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Certificate
#0101 - 1 Year Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available
September 2018Open
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.