Certificate On Campus

Dental Reception and Administration

12 months
13852 CAD/year
2722 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Dental Reception and Administration programme offered by the Durham College includes the operations of two predominant dental software applications commonly used by dental personnel. Durham College’s dental programs are highly regarded within dental communities.


Dental receptionists and administrators play a vital role that enhances operations in the dental setting such as processing information, utilizing paper and electronic management systems, scheduling, financial records and proficient interpersonal skills. They create a connection between clients and dentists by coordinating requests from both parties. 

Dental administrators are vital members of a dental office. The Dental Reception and Administration programme offered by the Durham College 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.


What you could be:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Dental administrator
  • Dental office manager
  • Dental receptionist

Where you could work:

  • General dental practices as well as specialty practices
  • Hospital, chronic care and correctional institution dental clinics
  • Receptionists in health-related offices

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Communication Essentials 
  • Dental Office Management 
  • Ethics & Professional Issues
  • Dental Imaging Basics 
  • Dental Anatomy And Charting 
  • Financial Administration In The Office
  • Dra Field Placement Preparation

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13852 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6926 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2722 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1361 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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