Dental Assistant Schools in Manitoba - MB
According to Manitoba Job Futures, there are approximately 910 dental assistants working in Manitoba in 2010. The employment outlook for dental assistants in Manitoba is expected to be favorable through the year 2014. This is the perfect time for those interested in pursing dental assisting as a career to enroll in one of Manitoba’s dental assistant schools. These schools are located within college settings throughout the province, and some high schools even offer training for prospective dental assistants. Whichever school you choose, it should be endorsed by Canada’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. There are 27 accredited dental assistant programs across the country at this time.
One can train to be a Level I or Level II dental assistant in Manitoba. Level I dental assistants work chair side and Level II are considered to be intra-oral dental assistants. In Manitoba, the demand is currently higher for Level II assistants than for Level I assistants. If one completes a dental assistant school program, which typically lasts from three to ten months, advancement from Level I to Level II or to a managerial position is possible with further education and experience. After graduation, you may opt to take a national certification test which will increase your chances of employment not only in Manitoba but in any Canadian province.