This accelerated full-time program (24 weeks) is scheduled over two semesters and prepares you to manage the office workflow in a dental practice. Content includes dental science, charting, business communication, billing, financial management, and computer skills. Graduates have excellent job prospects and our employment rates are consistently high.
FALL 2013 Start
FALL 2013 - SEMESTER 1
WINTER 2014 - SEMESTER 2
* All program requirements must be met within two years of program start date. COMP127 Computerized Dental Practice Management, HCDB129 Dental Insurance and Financial Management and HCMT126 Dental Terminology must be completed within 6 months of starting HCDB140 Work Experience for Dental Business Assistants.
Work Experience Requirements
A four-week work experience - scheduled by the College - provides hands-on practice in a dental office. With the direct guidance of a workplace preceptor, the basic skills required of a Dental Business Assistant are practiced. Regular contact with a Bow Valley College Instructor/Work Experience Officer is provided. The course requires full-time attendance for the four weeks. Shifts and rotations will vary between work placement sites. All shifts and days of the week may be included.
The criteria listed below must be completed prior to the start of work experience:
Standard First Aid/CPR Health Provider taken within six months prior to work experience.
Upon acceptance applicants will receive information as part of their acceptance package. Applicants must follow the directions provided in this information.
English Language Proficiency Requirement