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Get the Skills to Become a Dental Office Administrator

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As a Dental Office Administrator, your skills and efforts help to keep a healthcare environment running smoothly

30-Week Dental Office Administration Program in the Greater Toronto Area

Dental Office Administrators (DOAs) help ensure that a dental office functions efficiently while providing a professional, friendly point of communication for patients. Professionals in this role make sure that the office runs smoothly so the dental staff can focus on patient care and dental treatment.

In a typical day, a Dental Office Administrator may schedule appointments, answer phones and emails, update patient records, communicate with medical insurance providers, and more. If you’re interested in a rewarding career in the dental field and enjoy working with and helping others, a career as a Dental Office Administrator could be a great fit for you.

Flexible Program Options

If you’re interested in starting a rewarding new career, but you can’t put your entire life on hold to pursue it, you’re in the right place. At Oxford College, we offer flexible class schedules including Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Weekend sessions. We also offer flexible learning options (Online, Hybrid and In-person) for many of our programs.

For more information about Oxford College’s flexible program options, inquire today!

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Dental Office Administration

30-Week Diploma | $39,520 median annual salary*

  • Graduates hired by dental offices, group medical practices, and dental care facilities
  • Practical, hands-on training during your 3-week field placement
  • Advance into a Healthcare Administrator, Dental Billing Specialist and much more!

* visited on April 5, 2024. Salary source for dental receptionists in Ontario with lowest 10% earning $34,424 to the highest 10% of workers earning $54,080.

Becoming Qualified in Dental Office Administration

The Dental Office Administration Diploma program provides valuable knowledge and current practical experience that will prepare you to perform competently, safely and effectively once entering the profession.

Students of this program are given the opportunity to learn a variety of necessary dental office administration skills, such as dental office fundamentals, basic computer applications, bookkeeping, appointment scheduling, health protocols, dental anatomy, and office finance.

During the Dental Office Administration program, you will learn:

  • Dental Law and Ethics
  • Dental Office Systems
  • Oral Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health Protocols
  • First Aid and CPR
  • And more!

Is a Career as a Dental Office Administrator Right for You? Take the Oxford College "Dental Office Administration Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Dental Office Administration Career Training Readiness score now!

Real-World Experience – Professional Field Placement

As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of daily operations and process of a dental practice, to a real dental office environment. The 3-week field placement takes place in various dental practices (general or specialty office). You’ll enhance your skills, make industry connections, and feel more confident pursuing your career.

Get Certified And Become More Employable

Graduates of the Dental Office Administration program are eligible to write the Certified Dental Receptionist (CDR) board examination, as approved by the Ontario Dental Assistant Association (ODAA). Becoming certified shows that you meet the ODAA’s professional standards, which employers look for. Gaining this certification proves that you are capable and competent, and it can open employment opportunities to you.

Countless Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed by dental offices, group medical practices, and dental care facilities. Whether you choose to work in a small dental practice or a large dental healthcare facility, you’ll have the skills to make a positive impact.

Upon completion of the program, you may find employment as:

  • Dental Office Administrator
  • Dental Office Manager
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Patient Care Coordinator

Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or Equivalent


  • Mature Student Status with Wonderlic SLE – 17


  • Current Immunization


  • Clear CPIC (Canadian Police Information Centre) Report

Career Services

After your training, we won’t leave you hanging. Career Services is here to help you throughout your entire career training journey and afterwards, too. From organizing placements at prominent companies to helping you with your resume, cover letter, and interview tips, you’ll feel confident that you’re putting your best foot forward when it comes time for you to enter into the profession. What’s more, you can access our services after graduation if you need help with the employment hunt. Because when you become a student at Oxford College, you join the Oxford family for life!

Financial Aid

Many people need extra financial assistance to attend school. At Oxford, we believe that finances should not be a barrier for anyone seeking higher education. That’s why we have many funding programs in place, including OSAP, Second Career, and private student loans, to name a few. We will also work with you to set up manageable monthly payment plans for you. Sit down with a financial aid advisor, and they’ll help to assess your situation and create a funding plan that works for you.

Is a Rewarding Career in Dental Office Administration Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Dental Office Administration and exploring if this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

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