Holland College | Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Certificate, Dental Assistant Level II
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level

  • Grade 12 academic English, minimum of 65%

  • Grade 11 or 12 academic biology, minimum of 65%

  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level Certificate from a recognized First Aid/CPR provider

  • Completion of Immunization Verification Form  (required after acceptance) (This is a PDF and will open in a new window)

  • Current Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) Certificate

  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

Note: Computer skills considered an asset.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees  
Tuition $ 5,509
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80
Graduation Fee $ 100
Total $ 6,277
1st Installment – due October 13 $ 3,260
2nd Installment – due January 6 $ 3,017
Other Program Costs  
Books $ 800
Equipment/Tools/Uniforms $ 500
Exam $ 525
Total $ 1,825
  • Private dental offices

  • Provincial dental offices

  • Hospitals

  • Dental assisting schools

  • Dental schools

Employment opportunities for graduates exist in Atlantic Canada and across the country.

Program Overview

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program started on October 13, 2020 and will finish on July 25, 2021.

The accredited Dental Assisting program is nationally recognized for its quality training. Theory is delivered to you in a classroom setting, complemented by our fully functional dental operatories (working spaces), digital radiography units and dental lab. The program has a ratio of approximately 10 students per instructor to ensure students receive the best guidance and expert advice. By the time you graduate, you will be competent in the entire core skill set recognized across Canada. With successful completion of the National Board Exam, you will be eligible for licensure in all Canadian provinces.

We collaborate with local industry leaders and educational organizations as well as National Dental Assisting organizations to ensure that graduates are able to meet all aspects of the profession of dental assisting.

You can read our Dental Assisting program outcome statements here.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

We recommend that you spend a day observing in a general practice dental office before attending this program.

This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Click here to take a virtual tour.

Other dental related courses are offered on an ongoing basis via distance delivery. For more information, refer to the Credit Courses page.



Medical Support Services

The two-year Medical Support Services program trains you to work as a medical secretary, health unit coordinator, or administrative professional in private healthcare facilities.


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