Algonquin Careers Academy - Ottawa

Address: 1830 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 7Y6, Canada
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Intra Oral Dental Assisting Level 1 & 2

A growing need for dental services and improved access to healthcare in Ontario is fuelling demand for trained Intra-Oral Dental Assistants. If you enjoy helping others and are interested in getting into a rewarding career in a dental environment (without spending years in school), now’s the time to consider your potential in Intra-Oral Dental Assisting.


The Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Level 1 & 2 Diploma program is designed to prepare graduates with the following skills:

  • Assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures
  • Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Obtaining patient's medical history and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • Serving as an infection control officer developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipment according to IPAC standards
  • Helping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment
  • Providing patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)
  • Teaching patient’s appropriate oral hygiene and dietary counselling strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counselling)
  • Taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth)
  • Performing office administration tasks
  • Perform level 2 skills such as mechanical polishing of the coronal portion of the teeth, placement and removal of rubber dam, taking preliminary impressions of teeth for study models, topical application of anti-cariogenic agents, application of materials topically to prepare the surface of the teeth for pit and fissure sealants, application of pit and fissure sealants, application of topical anaesthetics, application of desensitizing agents, whitening of the coronal portion of the teeth using materials generally available to the public without prescription, polishing restorations, oral irrigation and more
  • Communicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)
  • Helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, endodontics and oral surgery 

In-class Diploma Program

  • 48 weeks total time to complete including a 2 week full time practical placement
  • Classes scheduled Monday to Thursday, 5 hours per day

Other Programs at Algonquin Careers Academy - Ottawa

Business / Marketing / Admin.
Health Sciences
Law and Legal Administration

Algonquin Careers Academy is a leading provider of career training diploma, online and continuing education programs in Ottawa and Mississauga, Ontario. Since 1981 Algonquin Careers Academy has been changing lives by providing our students with high quality, industry specific, career training.

Should you be interested in Health Care programs, Algonquin offers Medical Office Assistant, Personal Support Worker, Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician, Fitness and Health Promotion, Pharmacy Assistant and Pharmacy Technician Diploma programs. The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.

Our Business programs include an Accounting and Payroll Administrator diploma program and a Paralegal diploma program. The Paralegal program is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

In the exciting field of Travel and Hospitality, we offer a Travel Counsellor diploma program.

Algonquin Careers Academy is a Canadian owned private Career College. If you would like to learn more about our college and the programs we offer please fill out the form today. 

Algonquin Careers Academy - Ottawa:
1830 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 7Y6, Canada


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