Dental Assisting Level II FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Dental Assisting Level II Program registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)?

The Dental Assisting Level II Program is approved under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.
The Dental Assisting Level II Program is registered under the Ontario 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 II Program?

The program is 8 weekends or approximately 2 months in duration.

What is the cost of the program?

The total program cost is $5,690.00. This includes everything from tuition, textbooks and materials.

Are there any hidden fees that we 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.

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.

Does the Dental Assisting Level II Program accept International students?

Yes! TCDHA accepts international students if they meet all the entry requirements. Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. is designated with the International Student Program (ISP) as a Designated Learning Institution with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

Successfully completing the Dental Assisting Level II Program at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. does not guarantee the ability to work and/or to 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 does TCDHA have?

There are 121 fully operational dental chairs, 18 of which are located in digital radiography rooms in the radiography wing. The clinical area also includes 3 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 maintains alumni information and notifies former graduates of potential job opportunities through e-mail
  • TCDHA assists student with resume writing, interview techniques, soft skills, and job preparation skills
  • TCDHA allows students to utilize the facilities to contact potential employers and print resumes
  • TCDHA provides reference letters for their graduates

TCDHA does not guarantee employment for any student who successfully completes the Dental Assisting Level II Program.