What is a Certified Dental Assistant?

Certified dental assistants (CDAs) are an essential member of the dental healthcare team. They assist the dentist, provide patient education and comfort, patient care procedures, and office administration services.

Certified dental assistants are employed in general dental offices, specialty practices such as children's specialist, orthodontics, or oral surgery. CDAs also practice in hospital dental clinics, the BC Cancer Agency, community health clinics, and residential care facilities for seniors and the disabled. Employment opportunities also exist in CDA education, research, sales and marketing of dental products, and dental insurance company administration.

Canadian Dental Assistants Association

In 10 months at College of New Caledonia’s Dental Assisting Program, you can develop all the training, skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a certified dental assistant.

Our clinic is equipped with 20 dental operatories and 4 radiography rooms. We have computerized dental stations and digital radiography capabilities. Students are actively involved in our dental clinic providing patient centered oral health care.

Top 5 reasons to enroll at CNC

  • Career- ready, highly employable graduates
  • Educated, caring and experienced faculty
  • Small class sizes with collaborative education
  • Large clinic with 20 computerized/digital units
  • Affordable cost of living

Dental Assisting

  • Credential: Certificate
  • Type: Full-time
  • Length: One year
  • Campus: Prince George
  • Fees: $5,707
These fees are an estimate.