The Dental Assisting program provides education leading to a career as a Certified Dental Assistant. Students develop the skills, technical knowledge and clinical experience necessary to work in a professional, ethical and collaborative manner in a variety of settings.
The Dental Hygiene program prepares students to practice as primary oral health-care providers. The program focuses on developing interpersonal communication skills and professionalism while applying the dental hygiene process of care. Emphasis is placed on preparing the students to function effectively within a collaborative relationship including the client, the community and other health-care providers.
Dental Technologists make a major contribution to the practice of dentistry. They are involved in the design, fabrication and alteration of dental prosthetic, restorative and orthodontic devices as prescribed by the regulated dental practitioner. These devices include full dentures, partial dentures, crowns, bridges, implant related restorations, orthodontic appliances and other specialty items. Dental Technologists practice in a dental laboratory and are also involved in the supervision of the dental laboratory operation.
Students in the Denturism program are educated within the guidelines of the Denturist’s scope of practice. This includes assessment, treatment planning, design, fabrication and maintenance of various dental prostheses and oral devices.
The Pre-Health Science program will prepare students to perform at a level that will assist them in gaining entry to a Health Sciences program at George Brown College, including Practical Nursing. It also gives students a basic understanding of social sciences and human relations, to help them relate to people at college in further studies and at work in health care institutions or with health care providers. Throughout this program, students study biology, chemistry and physics. Other courses include applied math, communications and computer literacy.
Restorative Dental Hygiene is a two-semester program designed for the experienced dental hygienist. Students learn how to perform restorative procedures and preventive measures.