Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Burnaby campus grads obtain 100% passing rate, beat national average once again
Burnaby, BC – August 23, 2011 – Once again, graduates of the Dental Assisting program at CDI College’s Burnaby campus have earned a 100% passing rate on the National Dental Assisting Examination Board (NDAEB) exam. The entire class also continued the college’s streak for scoring higher than the national average for first-time exam writers.
The NDAEB assures that candidates meet the national standards in knowledge and skill required by provincial and territorial regulatory authorities for recognition as intra-oral dental assistants. CDI dental grads have historically achieved between 97-100% pass rates on the exam since its inception in 2007. Success on the exam is the first step for grads to obtain their Certified Dental Assistant license in BC.
“The 100% passing rate says that the Dental Assisting program curriculum at CDI College not only meets, but exceeds the expectations of regulatory authorities,” says Agnes Yngson, Dental Department Head at the Burnaby campus. “Our graduates consistently surpass the national average for first-time takers.”
Students in the comprehensive 45-week Dental Assisting diploma program cover all elements of the profession, including dental care, oral pathology and radiography. They learn to assist dentists during patient treatments, carry out infection control procedures, maintain patient records and perform practice management and administrative duties.
In addition to classroom instruction and hands-on lab time, students also take part in mandatory outside practical placements working in a private practice with a dentist.
CDI College’s Dental Assisting program is the only private dental assisting program in BC to be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). As such, graduates are only required to write the theory exam needed for licensing.Applications are now being accepted for the Dental Assisting program at CDI College in Burnaby. To learn more about the program, fill out the form on your right.