Dental Assistance

Code

5644

Diploma

DEP

Sector

Santé

Number of credits

100

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1500 Hours

Statut

Program approved in 1994.

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make appointments, receive patients, prepare the necessary materials and assist the dentist in dispensing oral treatments; to advise patients regarding postoperative care; to perform tasks related to prevention and treatment planning, and the control of contamination and biomedical waste management; to perform routine administrative tasks; to make denture pieces and models in a laboratory.

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational training centre

Pearson Adult and Career Centre

GroupStatusD/WStart date
DAAUG18
DAug 28, 2018
DAJAN19
DJan 21, 2019

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
754412Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30
754424Apply concepts of oral anatomy 60
754433Apply concepts related to lesions and oral diseases 45
754443Apply principles and procedures of hygiene and asepsis 45
754452Apply concepts of pharmacology 30
754464Apply concepts related to oral treatments 60
754475Apply concepts related to dental materials 75
754482Take ocupational health and safety precautions 30
754492Apply first-aid techniques 30
754503Communicate in the workplace and work in a team 45
754511Apply the rules of professional ethics 15
754527Prepare materials required for various dental treatments 105
754538Apply techniques of chair-side assistance in operative dentistry120
754545Perform administrative tasks75
754558Perform tasls related to prevention and treatment planning120
754561Plan a job search15
754578Apply dental laboratory techniques 120
754588Apply techniques of chair-side assistance in specialized dentistry 120
754598Assist in operative dentistry, orthodontics and pedodontics120
754606Assist in dental surgery and prosthodontics 90
754614Assist in endodontics and periodontics 60
754626Perform all dental assistance tasks required in a dental office 90