Is the Dental Assisting Level I & Office Administration Program registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
The Dental Assisting Level I & Office Administration Program is approved under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
The Dental Assisting Level I & Office Administration Program is registered under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Do students receive a certificate or a diploma once they complete the program at the TCDHA?
The student will receive an official diploma upon successful completion of the program.
How long is the Dental Assisting Level I & Office Administration Program?
The program is 33 weeks or approximately 8 months in duration. Students are able to complete the program in this amount of time because there is no extended summer vacation or holiday breaks. Other programs in Canada
that take extended breaks within their program may take up to a year to complete.
Students that attend TCDHA appreciate the fact that they are able to finish the program in a shorter period of time. This allows the graduate the opportunity to seek employment sooner.
What is the cost of the program?
The total program cost is $14,765.00. This includes everything from tuition and textbooks to uniforms and materials.
Are there any hidden fees that students should be aware of?
NO! There are no hidden fees. TCDHA believes that students should know about all fees well in advance so that they can prepare for the financial commitment of the program.
Does TCDHA have payment options?
YES! Payments at TCDHA are monthly in order to assist students with their finances during the program.
Does TCDHA accept student loans?
YES! All provincial student loans across Canada are available as an option for payment.
Students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Level I & Office Administration Program may be eligible for loans, grants, or bursaries granted under the Ontario Students Assistance Program (OSAP). Financial assistance may
be available for those who qualify. Please click here to visit the OSAP website for more information.
Applicants can also complete the OSAP Estimator to see how much funding they may qualify for. When on the OSAP estimate website, students will
notice that TCDHA is not in the drop down list of schools. If students click the section indicating that TCDHA is not on the list, a box will appear. Typing in “Toronto Coll” will bring up the college.
Are there other payment options?
Other payments options include the Second Career Program, Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), and Student Line of Credit.
Is there a fee associated with the admissions test and interview?
No! Currently there are no fees associated with the admission test and interview.
Sample questions are available by contacting the Admissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-423-3099 or toll free 1-866-923-3099.
Does the Dental Assisting Level I & Office Administration Program accept out of province students?
Yes! TCDHA accepts students from all across Canada. TCDHA understands that there is a lot of planning involved with attending a program away from home. The admission staff will assist the applicant throughout the entire
process until arrival at TCDHA.
Does the Dental Assisting Level I & Office Administration Program accept international students?
Yes! TCDHA accepts international students if they meet all the entry requirements. TCDHA is designated with the International Student Program (ISP) as a Designated Learning Institution with Citizenship and Immigration
Successfully completing the Dental Assisting Level I & Office Administration Program at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. does not guarantee the ability to work and/or live in Canada. Please
see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website for information on working and living in Canada.
Study visas must be valid in Canada for the duration of the study period.
How many dental chairs are there at TCDHA?
There are 69 fully operational dental chairs, 14 of which are located in digital radiography rooms in the radiography wing. The clinical area also includes a digital panoramic x-ray machine.
The dental clinic is 100% paperless using all the latest technology found in modern dental offices. This includes digital photography, digital x-rays, a digital Panoramic x-ray machine, 3D Consult-Pro patient education
software, signature pads and fingerprint scanners. Each dental chair is equipped with its own computer.
Does TCDHA provide employment assistance?
YES! TCDHA provides assistance with job placement in the following ways:
- TCDHA posts all job openings and opportunities on the internal job posting board.
- TCDHA maintains alumni information and notifies graduates of potential job opportunities through e-mail.
- TCDHA instructs students in resume writing, interview techniques, soft skills, and job preparations skills.
- TCDHA allows students to utilize the facilities to contact potential employers and print resumes.
- TCDHA may provide a letter of reference for graduates.
TCDHA does not guarantee employment for any student who successfully completes the Dental Assisting Level I & Office Administration Program.