Proudly preparing Dental Office Administrators for more than 25 years.
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. We prepare students to work in this sector by providing hands-on field placement opportunities.
Dental Office Administration
1 year (2 semesters)
Ontario College Certificate
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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
- computer literacy (including dental software)
- oro-facial anatomy
- basic clinical dentistry theory
Students may have the opportunity to gain practical experience through exposure to the operation of our WAVE Dental Clinic located on-site at the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences, Waterfront Campus.
Part Time Study Options
This program is not available on a part-time basis.
Your Field Study options
The field placement component of this program provides an important opportunity for students to apply classroom learning including the various procedures, operating systems and overall processes of a dental practice, to a real-world environment.
Students can expect to be offsite in placement in Semester 2 between January – April. They are typically placed with a general or specialty dental practice for a minimum of 100 hours. During that time, students will have the chance to observe and participate in the day-to-day operations of a dental office.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Set up office systems.
- Organize and coordinate appointments.
- Maintain and manage patient records.
- Maintain accounting records.
- Employ correct methods of processing insurance claims.
- Utilize micro-computer systems.
- Mount and store dental radiographs.
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|ANAT1032||Anatomy and Terminology I|
|CLIN1001||The Clinical Environment I|
|DENT1109||Dental Office Theory I|
|DENT1111||Dental Software I|
|DENT1120||Transition to Work|
|DENT1121||The Dynamic Dental Practice|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|ANAT1059||Anatomy and Terminology II|
|CLIN1002||The Clinical Environment II|
|DENT1122||Dental Office Theory II|
|DENT1123||Dental Software II|
|GSSC1053||Collaborative Health Care in Canada|
|HLTH1024||Introduction to Health-Care Law|
Upon graduation you will be prepared to become an integral part of a dental health-care team.
Our graduates have found employment as administrative dental assistants within:
- dental practices
- specialty group practices
- dental insurance companies
With experience, you may advance in your career to become a treatment coordinator, supervisor or office manager.
Graduates are eligible to write the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA) Certified Dental Receptionist (CDR) examination. If successful, they are recognized as Certified Dental Receptionists. Please visit the Ontario Dental Assistants Association website to learn more about this certification and the associated fees.
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* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.
International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.
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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)
- Attending an information session is highly recommended
- Basic knowledge of keyboarding skills is recommended.
- Basic knowledge of computer skills is recommended.
** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)
Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English.
Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.
College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.
Visit the International Admissions page for more information.
How to Apply
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
SUPPORT FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES
With disability documentation you can receive academic accommodations. Contact us for information.
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