Dental Assistance

Code 5644
SecteurSanté (19)
Nombre d'unités100
Durée totale1500 heures
StatutProgram approved in 1994.
Organismes scolaires offrant le programme
Ce programme est offert en langue française : 
5144 - Assistance dentaire

Objectifs du programme

To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make appointments, receive patients, prepare the necessary materials and assist the dentist in dispensing oral treatments; to advise patients regarding postoperative care; to perform tasks related to prevention and treatment planning, and the control of contamination and biomedical waste management; to perform routine administrative tasks; to make denture pieces and models in a laboratory.

Conditions d'admission

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Professions visées (IMT En ligne d'Emploi Québec)

Dental assistants (3411)

Appellation(s) d'emploi

assistant dentaire/assistante dentaire

Relation avec le marché du travail

Site AvenirEnSanté

Préalables fonctionnels

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Préalables spécifiques
Langue d'enseignementLangue secondeMathématique
3101-1 3102-2 (3070-3)632-306 -  - --

Contenu du programme

Code Énoncé de la compétence Heures Unités
754-412 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2
754-424 Apply concepts of oral anatomy 60 4
754-433 Apply concepts related to lesions and oral diseases 45 3
754-443 Apply principles and procedures of hygiene and asepsis 45 3
754-452 Apply concepts of pharmacology 30 2
754-464 Apply concepts related to oral treatments 60 4
754-475 Apply concepts related to dental materials 75 5
754-482 Take ocupational health and safety precautions 30 2
754-492 Apply first-aid techniques 30 2
754-503 Communicate in the workplace and work in a team 45 3
754-511 Apply the rules of professional ethics 15 1
754-527 Prepare materials required for various dental treatments 105 7
754-538 Apply techniques of chair-side assistance in operative dentistry 120 8
754-545 Perform administrative tasks 75 5
754-558 Perform tasls related to prevention and treatment planning 120 8
754-561 Plan a job search 15 1
754-578 Apply dental laboratory techniques 120 8
754-588 Apply techniques of chair-side assistance in specialized dentistry 120 8
754-598 Assist in operative dentistry, orthodontics and pedodontics 120 8
754-606 Assist in dental surgery and prosthodontics 90 6
754-614 Assist in endodontics and periodontics 60 4
754-626 Perform all dental assistance tasks required in a dental office 90 6
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