It’s all smiles here at Sprott Shaw as the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) has awarded approval for the Sprott Shaw College Dental Assistant program.
Dental assistants are crucial team members that keep a dental office functioning at its best. The dental industry is constantly growing, and empathetic dental assistant graduates passionate about health and hygiene are always in high demand. Taught out of the state-of-the-art dental lab in our Surrey college campus, Sprott Shaw students gain practical skills supporting and performing dental procedures in a simulated setting.
Sprott Shaw College dental assistant students training in the Surrey campus dental lab.
Designed to meet the regulations governing certified dental assisting practices by the British Columbia College of Oral Health Professionals (BCCOHP), our fast-paced 45-week program strives to simulate an active dental environment. As part of the program, students also receive six weeks of practicum experience in an actual dental office, equipping them with the hands-on experience needed to excel in their careers.
Graduates of our accredited dental assisting program who have successfully completed the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) written exam are eligible for certification with the BCCOHP.
Click here to learn more about our Dental Assistant diploma program.
Sprott Shaw dental assistant students practicing in the Surrey dental lab.
About Dental Assisting
Dental assistants work under the supervision of a dentist and perform both chair-side and intra-oral duties. Chair-side duties could include patient preparation, instrument sterilization, processing radiographs, and more. Dental assistants also carry out intra-oral duties such as teeth polishing, fluoride treatments, and stitch removals.
For information about the role of a dental assistant, read our frequently-asked-questions article here.
About the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada
CDAC, in consultation with its partners, develops and approves requirements for educational programs educating and training dentists, dental specialists, dental interns/residents, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.
For more information on CDAC and its accreditation process, visit its website here.