PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: DRA
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

I think it's a great program because we're able to be in small class sizes, make lots of friends and become close to faculty.

Jodi Brown
Dental Reception and Administration
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Dental Reception and Administration

Dental Reception and Administration

Dental Reception and Administration

Dental Reception and Administration

Dental Reception and Administration

Graduates handle greetings, billings, treatment plans, appointments and special orders in between. They create a connection between clients and dentists by co-ordinating requests from both parties. Clients appreciate their warmth and quick service, and staff value their administrative proficiency and industry knowledge.

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Program Description

Dental administrators are vital members of a dental office. This program will teach you how to maintain a collaborative relationship with clients and all members of the oral health-care team to deliver the highest level of client-centred care. It will prepare you to be a multi-skilled, ethically responsible dental administration professional.

You will learn the latest computer software used in dental offices; how to process claims; and how to carry out appointment management. You will also become familiar with dental anatomy and charting; learn the basics of radiography; understand banking and account payables and receivables; and gain effective personnel relations skills.

Graduates may apply to write the Certified Dental Receptionist exam through the Ontario Dental Assistants Association to obtain their designation as a certified dental receptionist.

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U) (minimum grade of 60 per cent)

PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:

  • Current Level C CPR certification from a recognized provider
  • Current standard first aid certification from a recognized provider
  • Entry immunization form completed by a health-care provider
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Dental administrator
  • Dental receptionist

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • General dental practices as well as specialty practices
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,851$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$3,991$14,163

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by an 80-hour field placement in a dental office that will provide you with a practical, hands-on learning opportunity so you can apply classroom theory to an occupational setting. This  important program component will occur at the end of the winter semester.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Qualified graduates can apply to Durham College’s:

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: DRA
  • Program length: Two semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Certificate
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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