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Are you ready to focus your great people skills and attention to detail into a rewarding career in the dental industry? CDI’s Dental Assistance -5644 (English)  program can help. This program prepares you to excel in dental assistant jobs. Our instructors are dental professionals who use their real-world experience to teach students the organizational and communication skills they’ll need to succeed in a fast-paced dental office.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to become dental assistants  in private or public healthcare offices. CDI College supports its graduates to find dental assistant jobs by providing resume help, interviewing tips and more.

This program is taught in English. For more information on the equivalent French-language program go to Dental Assistance – 5144 (French).

For convenience and in order to make the program more accessible to students, the CDI Montréal campus now offers the Dental Assistance program on weekends.


To be admitted to this curriculum, students must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Secondary V diploma or its recognized equivalent OR
  • Be at least 16 years old on the 30th of September of the school year and pass the third secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics according to the programs established by the Minister OR
  • Be at least 18 years old when entering the program and have the functional prerequisite which is the success of the general development test and the specific prerequisite (Language of instruction 21-02 (2033-1) or 132-308), or the equivalent recognized learning OR
  • Obtain third secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics in programs established by the Minister and continue general education simultaneously in order to obtain fourth secondary units in first and second language, as well as in mathematics according to the curriculum established by the Minister.
  • Pass CDI College’s admission test.

To graduate, students must obtain the required pass mark in each course.

This vocational program leads to a DEP (diplôme d’études professionnelles) recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) (Permit 528500).
This program is offered in English or French.
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