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CAD 25265

Annual Tuition Fee

*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 150

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12 months


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Program Overview

NAIT’s 1-year Dental Assisting certificate program will give you the knowledge and skills necessary for direct entry to dental practice. From infection prevention and control to all chairside restorative and specialty procedures, as well as direct patient care and dental practice administration, our program will prepare you to be an integral member of the dental health care team.

Hands-on, industry-relevant training
Our training approach emphasizes practical experience backed by strong theoretical knowledge in the skills and technology necessary to be a successful Dental Assistant. Our program features the following:

  •  38-week full-time program: two 15-week semesters and an 8-week intersession.
  •  Small group learning, which allows for the optimum student-to-instructor ratio
  •  Practical, hands-on approach to learning in labs, as well as through clinical placements within the dental community
  •  Providing treatment to both peers and the general public in our fully equipped onsite dental clinic
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 112 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):

    • 63% in each of:
      • Grade 12 Language Arts (English 30-2)
      • Grade 11 Mathematics (Math 20-2)
      • Grade 12 Biology or Science (Biology 30 or Science 30)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
72% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 150

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11000 Per year

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