Dental Assistant course is available at the following Skill Centres


After completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of Dental Assistant
  • Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
  • Take and develop dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Take the patient’s medical history , blood pressure and pulse
  • Serve as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment
  • Help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
  • Provide patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)
  • Teach patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • Take impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
  • Perform office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computer
  • Communicate with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)
  • Help to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgery

Course Description

  • Perform supportive task
  • Prepare work area for patient treatment
  • Assist with intra-oral preventive procedures
  • Assist with intra-oral Restorative
  • Assist with operative dentistry procedures
  • Assist with endodontic procedures
  • Assist with prosthodontic procedures
  • Assist with periodontal procedures
  • Assist with orthodontic procedures
  • Act within the limits of ones competence and authority
  • Work effectively with others
  • Manage work to meet requirement
  • Maintain safe, healthy and secure environment
  • Practice code of conduct
  • Follow biomedical waste disposal
  • Follow infection control
  • General and Dental Anatomy
  • General Physiology and Histology
  • Oral and general Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Dental Radiology
  • General dentistry


Duration Vivo Healthcare Program Duration Icon 6 Months
Certification Vivo Healthcare Certification for Program Icon VIVO Healthcare / HSSC