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Dental Office Administrative Assistant Certificate

This 120-hour program is an introduction to the basic skills necessary for employment as a dental office administrative assistant, including front-desk skills. Students will receive an introduction to dentistry and routine dental procedures, and learn maintenance of patient records, insurance forms, appointment control, and record keeping within a computerized environment. Emphasis is on effective oral and written communication and professionalism in the dental office.

Admission Requirements

  • BC Secondary school graduation or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.


DAA 100 Communication Skills
DAA 101 Introduction to Dentistry
DAA 102 Dental Office Procedures and Computers

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.

Program Area:

Continuing Studies

Campus (Intake):

  • Distance (Sep)
  • Kelowna (Jan, Sep)




  • Distance/Online
  • Part-Time


2022-23: $1,642
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials


Delivery Style: Online hybrid

No face to face classes required.  Applicants from all regions welcome.

Will be offered January 2024.

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