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Benefits of Earning a Diploma in Dental Assistance
  • According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the Median Hourly Wage for Dental Assistance was $19.00.Whereas the Median Hourly Wage for all occupations was $21.00.
  • High Demand: From 2011-2020, job openings are expected to total 162,168 while only 158,109 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings.
  • 78% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.

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  • Government Student Loan.
  • RBC Royal Credit Line for Students.
  • There may be other forms of financial aid available to you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for specific government grants and bursaries. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive funding through a government-sponsored agency such as HRSDC or WorkSafe.

Because they are usually the first faces patients see at the dentist's office, Dental Office Administrators are key members of the dental health team. As such, they must be knowledgeable, organized and client focused. If you are looking for a career in the dental field, the Dental Office Administrator program at Vancouver College is a great choice.

In the Dental Office Administrator program, you will study dental terminology and pharmacology. You will also learn to prepare dental tests and to respond to questions about various dental conditions as well as prescriptions. In addition, you will receive Standard First Aid and CPR certificates. A practicum placement in a dental office will allow you opportunities to explore the career field.

As a graduate of this program, you'll be prepared to begin a career as a Dental Office Administrator, Dental Receptionist, or Dental Claims Administrator. You will also meet job requirements to work in specialty medical and dental offices and to act as sales representatives for medical or dental manufacturing companies.

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