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Dental Office Administration Program (S115)

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PROGRAMDental Office Administration
SCHOOLSchool of Health Services Management
LOCATIONWaterfront Campus
DURATION1 year (2 semesters)
CERTIFICATIONOntario College Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY2015-2016

The Dental Office Administration 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, terminology and basic clinical dentristy theory.

Full Program Descriptions


The Dental Office Administration 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
  • computer literacy (including dental software)
  • oro-facial anatomy

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

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has established Program Descriptions for college programs of instruction which do not operate under a specific provincial Program Standard. The Program Description typically describes the program purpose (a brief description of the program, potential employment opportunities and general admission requirements) and program goals (similar to program-level learning outcomes, which guide the curriculum).

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Source: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) website

Course Outline

Required Courses 


Code Course name
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


Code Course name
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
  • 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) CDR examination. If successful, they are recognized as Certified Dental Receptionists.

Tuition and Fees


$3,597.00 *

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 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

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 the selection criteria outlined below.

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

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

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

Special Requirements  

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

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Contact Us  

For more information, contact the School of Health Services Management at 416-415-5000, ext. 4542 or email

You may also call the George Brown College Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

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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.