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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


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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.


Raymond B.

Raymond B - Anderson College Faculty Member

“My favourite thing about teaching is that I can prepare my students to overcome any challenges they may encounter. My students come to Anderson to change their lives for the better, and I enjoy working with them towards achieving their goals, which then enables them to succeed in their careers.”

Raymond is a dental educator with 25 years’ experience in Adult Learning. During his time in the industry, Raymond has developed his managerial and leadership skills, occupying roles such as Department Head, Teaching Chair, and Program Director in various educational institutions.

Raymond started his dentistry career in the Philippines, before becoming a certified dental assistant in Canada. He has been a Clinical Practical Evaluator for the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) for over 10 years, and in 2013 he was appointed as the Dental Assisting Educators of Canada’s representative to the NDAEB for Non-Accredited Dental Assisting Programs. Raymond now serves as President of the NDAEB, making him the first Filipino and international candidate to hold a position on their Board of Directors.

Aileen V.


“My favourite thing about teaching is that I get to encourage my students to believe in themselves. Once they have done that, they can start to see the opportunities around them and be successful in their careers.”

Aileen has over 25 years of dental experience, having worked as a dentist in the Philippines before moving to Canada. Dentistry is Aileen’s passion; hence she participates in continuous training, professional development, and education, enabling her to give her best to her students and patients.

Aileen graduated as valedictorian from her Dental Hygiene certificate program, and is a certified Level II Dental Assistant. Aileen has also completed various professional training courses in Canada and the USA.

Chandra S.

Chandra S - Anderson College Faculty Member

“I love everything about teaching, especially supporting my students to achieve their goals and succeed in their careers.”

Chandra has amassed experience in various areas within the field of dentistry, having worked as a general dentist in India, a manager of a dental office and laboratory in the United States, and as a clinical technician at the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene in Mississauga.

Chandra holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and is certified by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board as a Level II Dental Assistant.

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.

Jessica B.

“I am eager to share my passion for dental assisting and strive to motivate my students to aspire to provide proficient and professional quality dental care. I am devoted to guiding her students towards successful futures in the dental profession.”

Jessica is a Level II certified dental assistant with extensive knowledge pertaining to dental procedures, terminology, hygiene coordination and preventative care. Her personal support worker and social service worker diplomas have proven assets in her previous dental assistant field experience and exemplify her dedication to professional and continuous learning.

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.

Marta P.M.


“I believe in sharing knowledge with others, and I love seeing my students apply their newly-developed skills in order to improve their lives and succeed in the workplace. I am happiest when I see my students finally overcome the obstacles they have faced to wear their graduation gown and hold their diploma.”

Marta has worked as a dental assistant for over five years. Throughout this time, she has developed her practical skills, assisting during complex dental procedures. She particularly enjoys working with young patients, providing them with positive dental experiences by creating a safe environment.

Marta has a diploma in Intra Oral Dental Assisting Level II, is certified by the National Dental Assisting Examining Board, and is a member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. She constantly upgrades her skills and knowledge through participation in continuing education courses.

Tammy B. W.

“Knowledge is Power! Watching my students make life-changing moves through personal growth, dedication, perseverance and endurance is what keeps me teaching. Each student has the potential to take control of their life, education and career; with this comes the power to reach their dreams.”

Tammy graduated with Honours from her Intra-Oral Dental Assisting Program in 2002. Over the past 17 years she has explored many areas of dentistry, including orthodontics, general dentistry, oral surgery, office management and teaching, after which she managed a dental practice for several years. Tammy has been teaching as an Intra-Oral Dental Assisting instructor since 2007.

Tammy is a member of the ODAA, a Certified Dental Assistant, and also holds an Adult Educator’s certificate.

Avelina M.


“Being in the dental field for 25 years, I wanted a change in my career. As an Instructor at Anderson College, it allows me to pass my years of experience on to my students, it is very rewarding to see the students grow and move on to a career they love.”

Avelina has 25 years of experience in the dental field, both in clinical and administrative areas. She worked as a CDA (expanded functions assistant) treatment coordinating and IPac officer. Avelina attributes her professional success to the support she has received from her family/ teams throughout the years, which she is now paying forward through teaching. She has now been an instructor where she enjoys mentoring, training and preparing up-and-coming dental assistants for their own successful careers.

Avelina is a Level 2 Dental Assistant & Registered ODAA member for 25 years. She also achieved her Diplomas at Career Canada College and Medix College in Ontario.

Syeda (Jia) K., CDA II

Syeda (Jia) K., anderson college

“I firmly believe that one can achieve their desired goals with perseverance and hard-work, given the right direction. That is why my objective has always been to guide my pupils to the best of my abilities, expecting more from them so they can excel and go beyond, sometimes surprising themselves.”

Jia has extensive experience in a dental clinical setting, along with developing and training clinical staff. Jia also worked as a dental hygienist assistant. She has a sound knowledge of dental procedures and terminology. Learning is a continuous process which requires constant course correction, that is where Jia’s role as an instructor comes in, she helps students along the way. She loves reviewing students’ journeys and how far they have come since the start of the program, considering it the best reward a teacher can get.

Jia has received her Intra Oral Dental Assisting Level I and Level II diploma with honours from The National Academy of Health & Business in 2016. She is NDAEB certified, HARP-certified, CPR certified and an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association. Jia worked as a CDA II at a local dental practice since 2016.

Kelly W.

Kelly W., anderson college

“As an Intra Oral Dental Assisting Program Instructor, I am excited to share my 30 years of experience with students who are trying to better themselves. I have enjoyed this career and watching it evolve. The knowledge I have obtained over the past 30 years in all aspects of this field such as assisting the dentist, reception, treatment coordinating and office management has allowed me to expand into training, which I love. There is a growing need for all auxiliary staff in the dental field, so I am confident that all graduates will be able to obtain gainful employment upon graduating!”

Kelly has earned her Level II Assisting diploma from Niagara College. She is certified in CPR and is a member of Ontario Dental Assistants Association. She also has many years' experiences as a Dental Assistant and Dental Office Manager.

Kelly manages a Dental Office in Brantford. She has also been an Instructor at Anderson College since 2019.

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