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Get the Skills to Become an Intra-Oral Dental Assistant

A woman smiling in from of a dental x-ray. Take the Intra Oral Dental Assisting Program at Oxford College.
Work as part of a team during the examination and treatment of patients, start your Dental Assisting training at Oxford College

11.5 Month Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Level 1 & 2 Program in the Greater Toronto Area

Do you get a lot of satisfaction when you’re an important part of a team? If you’re a helpful, capable person, who likes to be at the center of the action, consider Intra-Oral Dental Assisting.

Dental Assistants do it all. In this role, you would prepare for procedures and assist Dentists and Dental Therapists during dental examinations and treatments. But you wouldn’t sit idly; you also get to perform routine tasks such as applying fluoride, polishing crowns, applying sealants and topical numbing agents, taking impressions, processing x-rays, and more. Clerical duties, including answering phone calls, booking appointments, and invoicing would also be part of your role.

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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Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or Equivalent
– Mature Student Status (i.e., 19 years of age or older)
  • Wonderlic testing with a minimum score of 17

Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Level 1 & 2

11.5 Month Diploma | $47,840 median annual salary***

  • Graduates hired by dental offices, community health centres & clinics
  • Practical, hands-on training through Oxford’s fully-equipped Dental Clinic
  • Advance into a Dental Hygienist, Dental Lab Tech, Dentist and much more!

*** visited on April 5, 2024. Salary source for dental assistants in Ontario with lowest 10% earning $37,440 to the highest 10% of workers earning $58,240.

Become a Qualified Level II Dental Assistant

The Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Level 1 & 2 program at Oxford College prepares you for a rewarding career in the oral healthcare industry. You will benefit from our fully equipped dental laboratory and highly experienced instructors. Our in-depth diploma program gives you the theoretical and practical experience needed to succeed as a Dental Assistant as part of a professional team.

During the Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Level 1 & 2 program, you’ll learn how to:

  • Prepare patients for dental examination and assist the dentist during the examination
  • Sterilize and maintain instruments and equipment
  • Prepare dental instruments and filling materials
  • Apply fluoride and sealant
  • Take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts
  • Educate patients on oral hygiene
  • Invoice patients for dental services
  • Schedule patient appointments and record dental procedures performed
  • Order dental and office supplies
  • Perform intra-oral duties such as removing sutures, taking and recording vital signs, applying desensitizing agents, topical anaesthetic, and anti-cariogenic agents; and applying and removing rubber dams

Is a Career as a Dental Assistant Right for You? Take the 'Oxford College Dental Assistant 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 Assistant Career Training Readiness score now!

Train in a Fully Equipped Dental Clinic

The fully-outfitted dental clinic will provide you with the chance to learn in facilities that are similar to what you will encounter when you enter the working work. Training with actual equipment means you will already have bridged any potential knowledge gap when you pursue work at a Dental Clinic. You’ll be familiar with the equipment and procedures, and that confidence will be apparent to your employer, coworkers, and clients.

Get Certified And Become More Employable

Oxford College’s Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Program is regulated by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB). Our curriculum prepares you to take the board examination offered by NDAEB. Becoming certified shows that you meet the NDAEB’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.

The school is amazing. I’m really enjoying my program. I have met great people. Oxford College is the best place to come if you want a fresh start in a new career. The teachers really care about our success.
Maria, IODA Graduate

Countless Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed by dental offices, community health centres, educational institutions, and clinics.

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

  • Intra-Oral Dental Assistant
  • Dental Office Assistant
  • Preventative Dental Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist

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 Assisting Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Dental Assisting 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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