January 27, 2015 | British ColumbiaJanuary 27, 2015 – Dental Assisting students from CDI College’s Burnaby and Victoria campuses should give themselves a pat on the back for achieving a 100% passing rate at this year’s National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB).
Established in November 1997, the NDAEB was designed to assure and provide recognition for those who present the necessary knowledge and skills in the area. Examinees are put through written and clinical exams and evaluations to see whether they meet the current baseline standards to become an intra-oral dental assistant in their province or territory.
Taught by experienced industry professionals, the 45-week Dental Assisting diploma program – one of three private Dental Assisting programs in British Columbia to be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) – is a comprehensive hands-on training program that covers all the fundamentals and essentials of the program.
Dental care, oral pathology, and radiography are only a few of the many topics students learn about to assist dentists during treatments and perform infection control. Patient records, practice management and other dental office duties are covered as well. To ensure our graduates are equipped with the necessary skills to not only pass the NDAEB but excel in their new career, students also participate in practical field placements in a private practice as well. Graduates of this program are only required to write the theory exam necessary for licensing.
CDI College graduates have repeatedly scored exceptional passing rates while exceeding national scores. While Burnaby has achieved outstanding results several times in the past, it is the first time since the introduction of the program in 2014 that grads from the Victoria have taken the exam. This year, the Burnaby and Victoria campuses achieved 11 per cent higher than national passing scores and 6.2 per cent higher than first time exam takers.
CDI College is now accepting applications for the Dental Assisting diploma program at our Burnaby and Victoria campuses. Click here for more information.