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Dental Office Administration Program (S115)-2014-2015
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Dental Office Administration Program (S115)

PROGRAMDental Office Administration Program
CODES115
SCHOOLSchool of Health Services Management
LOCATIONWaterfront Campus
DURATION1 year (2 semesters)
STARTING MONTHSeptember
CERTIFICATIONOntario College Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY2014-2015
METHOD OF STUDYFT

This program will equip you with a strong combination of the office administrative skills and clinical knowledge necessary to work effectively in a dental practice. You will study dental office procedures such as preparation and maintenance of client records, inventory systems, recall systems, appointment scheduling, dental insurance, accounting and computer literacy (including dental software), as well as oro-facial anatomy.


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Full Program Descriptions
Description  

This program will equip you with the office administrative skills and clinical knowledge necessary to work effectively in a dental practice. You will study dental office procedures such as preparation and maintenance of client records, inventory systems, recall systems, appointment scheduling, dental insurance, accounting and computer literacy (including dental software), as well as oro-facial anatomy.

You will also gain practical experience through exposure to the operation of our WAVE Clinic and the observation of clinical procedures delivered by students in the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs.

Graduates are eligible to write the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA) examination. If successful, they are recognized as Certified Dental Receptionists.



Course Outline
Required Courses 

SEMESTER 1

 

ANAT1032

Anatomy and Terminology I

CLIN1001

The Clinical Environment I

DENT1109

Dental Office Theory I

DENT1111

Dental Office Practice I

DENT1120

Transition to Work

DENT1121

The Dynamic Dental Practice

COMM1007

College English

GNED

General Education Elective

 

 

SEMESTER 2

 

ANAT1059

Anatomy and Terminology II

CLIN1002

The Clinical Environment II

DENT1122

Dental Office Theory II

DENT1123

Dental Office Practice II

DENT1125

Field Education

HLTH1024

Introduction to Health-care Law

HRM1012

Developing People

GNED

General Education Elective



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities
Your Career 

After graduation, you will be fully prepared to become an integral part of the dental health-care team. You may find a position with a dental practice, a specialty group practice or in a clinic as a receptionist/administrator. With experience, you can look forward to a supervisory or office management position.

Graduates are eligible to write the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA) certification examination for Certified Dental Receptionists (CDR).



Tuition and Fees
Tuition $3,516.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2013. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2014 and at later dates.

Materials fees are due in full at the time of your initial payment. If  you have applied for OSAP, your initial payment must include the full materials fees plus the OSAP deferral fee.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply
Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Orientation session - An orientation session is strongly recommended
  • Basic knowledge of keyboarding skills is recommended.

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

 Course Exemptions: Certain Ontario Academic Credit (OAC), college or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Many courses are also eligible for prior learning assessment, based on your previous education and experiential learning. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

Additional Mandatory Requirements

Pre-placement Health Form 

  • Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for the program. It may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
  • All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.
  • For further details and to download the mandatory pre-placement health form, go to the Pre-placement website at georgebrown.ca/preplacement


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Contact Us
Contact Us  

E-mail healthservices@georgebrown.ca  

For updated information and course descriptions, visit georgebrown.ca or call 416-415-5000 ext. 4542, 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT INFO SESSIONS
Register for a free information session for a chance to:

  • talk to faculty in greater detail
  • check out our Interprofessional Learning Clinic with specialized Client Records lab

The School of Health Services Management hosts regular information sessions. Visit our website at georgebrown.ca/infosessions for current dates and times.

For more information e-mail  healthservices@georgebrown.ca.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.