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Certificate 23 Weeks

As an integral part of the dental practice, you will have the skills to assist dentists directly with patient care including taking and processing dental radiographs. . The Dental Chairside Assisting with Radiography Program is a blended program that will provide you with the skills of both the clerical and dentist assistant skills that are highly valuable in a dental clinic environment.


Some of their typical duties include the following:

  • Sterilizing dental instruments
  • Disinfecting and setting up for dental procedures
  • Handing instruments to dentists during procedures
  • Obtaining patients' dental records
  • *Taking dental radiographs

*upon registration with provincial dental regulatory authority


Online delivery is done in both synchronous and asynchronous instructor format. It requires self-study for the online component with weekly reading and quizzes. Student must successfully complete the Theory and Practical component of the Program. The practical/clinical component is completed at the CDI clinic.


Dental Radiography Certificate enables graduates to register with the College of Dental Surgeons of BC (CDSBC) for dental radiography designation


This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

Campus Availability

This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.

  • Burnaby, BC
  • Surrey, BC

Delivery Mode

The program is approved to be delivered in the following methods.

  • In person (On Campus)
  • Combined

Our instructors here are absolutely incredible. They're so motivating and encourage us to work together. Every day I feel like I make progress.

Jennifer T., Dental Program Graduate
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