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Certified Dental Assistants in Demand across the Country

Thursday, November 19, 2009

CDI College's Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program preps grads for career in just one year

Winnipeg, MB - November 19, 2009 - Anyone thinking about entering a career in health care might want to consider becoming a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA), a position that continues to be in demand across the country. Those interested in a dental career should have a look at CDI College's Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program, which prepares students for the field in just under a year.

"CDAs are still very much in demand," says Agnes Yngson, Dental Department Head at CDI College. "Most of our grads receive job offers even before they finish their program and some get hired during their practicum placement. It's not unusual to get an email or call from dentists looking for CDAs or even willing to hire our students while in the program."

Intra-Oral Dental Assistant students learn about human anatomy and physiology, including the normal development of the oral cavity and facial complex. The program also covers oral medicine including administration, drug classification, sedation, anesthesia and pain control. As well, students learn to record dental exams, treatment plans and vital signs.

Students in CDI's Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program also learn how to take and process dental radiographs and work with the various bio-materials commonly used in dentistry. They become familiar with safety procedures, hazardous chemicals handling and waste management as well. Graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Assisting Examining Board Certification Exam, which ensures that dental assistants in Canada have met the educational requirements that allow for provincial registration, certification, licensure or listing.

Besides the CDA role, there are a lot of job opportunities that grads can explore according to Yngson.

"Grads can work in dental sales, dental office management positions, treatment coordination, dental research and, with experience, they can go into teaching," she adds. "With further training, CDAs can also bridge into dental hygiene."

CDI College is now taking applications for the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program. More information is available here. Follow CDI College events and campus life on Twitter and Facebook.


October 3, 2016

CDI College Raises Over $4,200 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation

VANCOUVER, BC – October 3, 2016 – In honour of World Heart Day on September 29, CDI College spent the month of September raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health. Over $4,200 has been raised by our campuses nationwide. All proceeds will...Read More

August 23, 2016

ECEBC Announces New Student Bursary Program for Fall 2016

VANCOUVER, BC - August 23, 2016 - Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) has recently announced the launch of a new Student Bursary Program for new applicants this fall! For the semester of Fall 2016 (September - December), all students registered...Read More

August 18, 2016

You’re Invited to CDI College’s National Open House

Join us on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia, Alberta,...Read More

June 8, 2016

CDI College Congratulates Dental Assisting Grads on NDAEB Exam Success

CDI College's Dental Assisting Grads Score Higher Than National Average VANCOUVER, BC – June 8, 2016 – Congratulations to CDI College's Dental Assisting students from the Burnaby , Surrey , and Victoria campuses for not only achieving exceptional pa...Read More

May 3, 2016

CDI College Raises Over $6,100 at Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO on May 1st, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC – May 3, 2016 – This weekend, CDI College's campuses nationwide participated in the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO, raising over $6,100 for the Kids Help Phone. On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, CDI College's campuses across Canada too...Read More

March 3, 2016

CDI College Raises Over $3,400 for Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser

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February 22, 2016

CDI College Launches Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser to Support an End to Bullying

Vancouver, BC – February 22, 2016 – In support of Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, CDI College is encouraging all its staff, students, and everyone nationwide to wear pink to show support for anti-bullying programs across the count...Read More

February 10, 2016

Veterinary Assistant Info Session

Richmond, BC - February 10, 2016 - Start your path to a fun, playful, and exciting career as a veterinary assistant! How? Stop by CDI College’s Richmond campus on Saturday, February 20 from 10am – 12pm to learn more! Embrace your love for anima...Read More

February 10, 2016

Congratulations to the Abbotsford Graduates of 2016!

Abbotsford, BC - February 10, 2016 - Staff and students from CDI College's Abbotsford campus will celebrate the latest group of graduates at the spring graduation ceremony on Saturday, February 27,2016 from 1-3pm at the Cascade Community Church. The...Read More

February 9, 2016

CDI College's Burnaby and Surrey Dental Assisting Students Achieve 100% Passing Rates on NDAEB Exam

Burnaby & Surrey, BC – February 9, 2016 – Dental Assisting students from CDI College’s Burnaby and Surrey campuses should give themselves a pat on the back for achieving a 100% passing rate at this year’s National Dental Assisting Examining Boar...Read More