Eight public colleges and three private colleges in B.C. offer Level II dental assisting programs. All except two have attained accreditation status with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).
of accredited Level II dental assisting programs must successfully complete the
National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) written examination to be eligible
for certification in B.C.
of non-accredited programs are required to complete the NDAEB written
examination and successfully complete the NDAEB’s Clinical Practice
Evaluation (CPE) to be eligible for certification in B.C.
CDSBC advises students and potential students of non-accredited CDA programs to contact the NDAEB in advance to confirm their eligibility to take the exams.
For more information about the programs, click on the name of the college.
College of New Caledonia - Prince George
CDI College - Burnaby and Surrey
Camosun College - Victoria
College of the Rockies - Cranbrook
Douglas College - New Westminster
MTI Community Colleges (non-accredited) - Burnaby, Surrey and Coquitlam
Okanagan College - Kelowna
Vancouver Community College - Vancouver
Vancouver Community College - Certified Dental Assistant Refresher Course - Vancouver
Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo
University of the Fraser Valley - Chilliwack
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