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Intra Oral Level I & II Dental Assistant

Envision yourself working alongside a Dentist? If you said yes, then this program teaches you all you need to know to provide clinical and administrative assistance in this field.



North York

Program Duration
Full Time: 51 weeks
In-class schedule: Monday to Friday
Practicum Duration
4 weeks
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.


As an Intra Oral Dental Assistant, you work chairside and receive and prepare patients for treatment. You sterilize, prepare, and set out dental instruments and materials, process x-rays, assist dentists during dental procedures and record dental procedures performed. You also educate patients, polish clinical crowns, and apply fluoride. On the technical side, you apply dental dams, pit, and fissure sealants, desensitizing agents, topical anaesthetic, and acid etch materials.

You also take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts and expose radiographs (x-rays). Beyond the chair, Dental Assistants may also take on an administrative role, answering telephone calls and coordinating appointment schedules, as required.

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Our Intra Oral Level I & II Dental Assistant program emphasizes the importance of hands-on-training and our students have the distinct advantage of learning within our fully equipped dental laboratory. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn from our industry-expert instructors all the technical requirements to excel in your new career and have the chance to perform them in our simulated work environment, but you will also gain the interpersonal skills required to engage in quality patient communication and care. And finally, the 4-week practicum allows you to experience the work environment and put into practice your classroom instructions.

Upon successful completion of our program, students are eligible to take the certification exams through the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB).

Whether new to Canada and looking to expand your experience, trained in healthcare and wanting to specialize, or new to the field and fascinated by where this diploma can take your future, this program is second-to-none.


  • Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through practicum with dental offices and clinics
  • Work within our fully equipped and automated dental laboratory
  • Get hands-on training in specific and varied dental procedures required for success in your new career
  • Practice in our simulated real-life dental clinic, providing services to people within the community
  • Work with us to prepare for your National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) certification exams and take your training to the next level


Contact us to talk with one of our Admissions Experts. We’ll walk you through the details of what you’ll need and how to apply, the details of the program curriculum and the next steps to get you on your way to your first, or next, successful career.



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I completed the 1-year Intra Oral level 1 & 2 Dental Assisting program with flying colours thanks to great teachers, mentors and the support of new friends I now consider family. … I’ve learned to never give up, be more mindful of others, appreciate the little things, be patient, persevere and always push your limits! All thanks for this goes to Anderson College.

Christine T.


Aileen V.


Aileen Valenzona has over 30 years of dental experience, having worked as a dentist with postgraduate specialties in orthodontics, periodontics, and neuromuscular dentistry in the Philippines before moving to Canada. She also completed a diploma in Dental Hygiene, receiving the Valedictorian award. She holds a Canadian Certified Dental Assistant level 11 and Certificates of Mastery of Skills and was also on the short list of nominees across Canada for two consecutive years (2020/2021) for excellence and innovation in leadership in practice.

Dentistry isn’t just Aileen's career, it’s her passion. Her superior services are rooted in both her academic achievements and specialized skills. She engages in continuous training, professional development and education allowing her to perpetually offer her best to students and patients. Aileen's desire is to produce highly skilled clinicians.

“Education is the key to success! As an educator, I love to share my knowledge and skills with my students in order to empower them to achieve their goals and succeed in their careers.”

Eman Q.


“What I like most about teaching is the great fulfillment I get in sharing my knowledge with my students. I love mentoring my students and getting to know them, as I believe each student has a different reason to get their education; knowing that helps me to motivate them.”

Eman has several years’ experience both as a dental assistant, and as an instructor in Canada’s private sector. Eman started her dentistry career abroad, gaining several years’ experience in the field in her home country of Yemen. After coming to Canada, she continued her career by achieving her Intra Oral Dental Assisting diploma, working in the field as a Dental Assistant for several years.

Eman is NDAEB, CDA Level II, and HARP-certified and is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association.

Joanne I.

“I have always wanted to be a teacher so I can share the knowledge I have acquired over the years, but I also gain knowledge and experience from my students. I love interacting with them and seeing how far they have come by the end of the program. It’s amazing! In life, we are always students; always learning. Our possibilities are infinite!”

Joanne has been in the dental field for 21 years. She has worked in many areas of the industry, including General Practice, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, and now, Teaching. Articles she has written have been published in the Ontario Dental Assisting Association Journal, and her work has taken her across Canada as far Nunavut.

She has her Level II Dental certificate and has also completed further training in Orthodontics.

Judy G.


“It is amazing to see the students grow from when they start the program to when they are ready to find employment. It is a very rewarding experience.”

Judy has 30 years’ experience in the dental field, both in clinical and administrative areas. She worked as an RDA (expanded functions assistant) in BC and Alberta, as well as in other support, management and training roles. Judy attributes her professional success to the support she has received from her teams throughout the years, which she is now paying forward through teaching. She has now been an instructor for 7 years, where she enjoys mentoring, training and preparing up-and-coming dental assistants for their own successful careers.

She is a registered ODAA member.

Lizaren J.

Lizaren Juane began her career as a registered nurse in the Philippines, and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where she worked as a dental nurse at two of the biggest Dental Universities in Saudi Arabia for eight years. This opportunity allowed her to gain dental assisting experience in various areas of specialty.

In coming to Canada, Lizaren found Anderson College and takes pride in having graduated from Anderson’s Intra Oral Dental Assistant Program, with honours. She launched her career and gained several years of Canadian experience working in a general practice office, and in orthodontics. Lizaren is thrilled to have returned to her alma mater to coach and inspire future generations of graduates in a field she loves.

Lizaren is also an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA).

“I love sharing my skills, experiences, and the challenges of being a dental assistant with my students, molding them towards the best in their chosen profession by teaching the standards and safe practice and preparing them for the real world and to become independent.”

Miel Alwyne M., BA

"Winning is a habit, so is losing. Let’s learn and win together!"

Miel is a proud alum of Anderson College, now working as a registered certified dental assistant level II in a private dental office and teaches on the side. He is well-exposed to the latest technology like Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, CariVu/Diagnodent, and orthodontic procedures on top of general dentistry practices.

Miel graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree. As a consistent achiever, he is always committed to excellence and provides service with a smile.

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