Certificate On Campus

Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)

12 months
15114 CAD/year
3984 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


If you have an interest in helping others in an oral health care setting and becoming a valued member of a dental team in your community, the Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) programme offered by the Durham College may be for you. 


During the Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) programme offered by the Durham College students will acquire knowledge, skills and training in the professional behaviour necessary to work as a Level II dental assistant, providing education and care in a variety of dental settings.

This one-year Ontario college certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. It provides access to academic studies, clinical experience and current radiography techniques. You will finish the program by completing a field placement experience within the community to further prepare you to work effectively as a Level I and II dental assistant as part of an oral health-care team.


What you could be:

  • Clinical co-ordinator
  • Dental assistant

Where you could work:

  • Armed forces
  • Chronic care institutions
  • Correctional institutions
  • Dental supply companies
  • General dental practices
  • Hospital dental clinics
  • Insurance industry
  • Public health units
  • Specialty dental practices
  • Teaching institutions

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Dental & Orofacial Anatomy 
  • Biology 
  • Clinic Theory
  • Clinic Practice 
  • Dental Materials 
  • Preventive Dentistry 
  • Radiography Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U) (minimum 60 per cent)
  • Grade 11 or 12 biology and chemistry (C, M or U)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15114 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7557 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    3984 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1992 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Dental Assisting (Levels I and II)
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