Dental Assisting Education in Alberta

These Alberta schools offer dental assisting education that will lead to registration as a dental assistant. Some also offer:

  • refresher courses or upgrading that may be used to meet our registration requirements
  • advanced practice courses that lead to authorized practice

Dental Assisting Program

  • Approved Program
  • Calgary North campus CDAC*-Accredited since November 2016
  • Edmonton City Centre campus CDAC*-Accredited since June 2017
  • includes Prosthodontic Advanced Practice
  • graduates need NDAEB written examination for registration

Other Recognized/Approved Courses

none

Dental Assisting Program

  • Approved Program
  • CDAC*-Accredited since November 2005
  • includes Prosthodontic Advanced Practice
  • graduates need NDAEB written examination for registration

Dental Assisting Program

  • Approved Program
  • CDAC*-Accredited since December 2008
  • includes Prosthodontic Advanced Practice
  • graduates need NDAEB written examination for registration

Other Recognized/Approved Courses

none

Dental Assisting Program

  • Provisionally-Approved Program
  • CDAC*-Accredited since 1973
  • includes Prosthodontic Advanced Practice
  • graduates need NDAEB written examination for registration

Other Recognized/Approved Courses

Dental Assisting Program

  • Provisionally-Approved Program
  • CDAC*-Accredited since November 2023
  • includes Prosthodontic Advanced Practice
  • graduates need NDAEB written examination for registration

Other Recognized/Approved Courses 

none

Dental Assisting Program

  • Approved Program
  • CDAC*-Accredited since November 2022
  • includes Prosthodontic Advanced Practice
  • graduates need NDAEB written examination for registration

Other Recognized/Approved Courses

Dental Assisting Program

  • Approved Program
  • CDAC*-Accredited since 1973
  • includes Prosthodontic Advanced Practice
  • graduates need NDAEB written examination for registration

Other Recognized/Approved Courses

Dental Assisting Program

  • Provisionally-Approved Program
  • not CDAC*-Accredited
  • graduates need NDAEB written examination and clinical practice evaluation for registration

Other Recognized/Approved Courses

*Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada

Contact the schools regarding availability, scheduling, enrollment, fees, etc.

Program Approval and Accreditation

We must Approve or Provisionally Approve all dental assisting programs. The programs must also be licensed/ approved by Alberta Advanced Education. To maintain their approval status, the programs must meet certain criteria, on an ongoing basis. Accreditation is an important part of our Program Approval process.

Accreditation is a non-governmental, peer-review process. It measures education programs against national requirements. It is carried out by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).

Course Approval

We Approve continuing education courses for advanced practices. Dental assistants who complete an Approved Course must apply to be authorized for the advanced practice before including it in their practice.

You can review our Program Approval Policies for details.

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