Dental Receptionist

Program Overview

Dental Receptionist program will help the graduates to gain skills and knowledge to manage the day to day functions of a dental clinic. The graduates will be able to apply their knowledge and skills gathered in this program to successful dental office management.

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Dental Receptionist program familiarize students with the workflow and clinical processes of a dental office, ensuring the effective business practices.

Job Opportunities

After completion of this program, the graduates will be able to work as,

  • Dental Office Assistant
  • Dental Receptionist


Earn up to $25.00* per hour as a Dental Receptionist
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more).  Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

Domestic Students:

  • Grade 10 English
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College

 International Students:

  • IELTS 5.5 Bands or More
  • CLB Score of 6 or more
  • PTE Academic 50 or more
  • Any other English language assessment test with equivalent score
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment Test  conducted by the College

Program Duration

360 hours (18 weeks full time; 23 weeks part time)

Delivery Method

This program may be delivered:

  •  In-class instruction
  •  Distance education
  •  Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

All efforts will be made for consistent delivery, however alternate delivery methods may be utilized to minimize learning disruption.

Course Outline

Course # Title of Course/Work Experience Component # of Hours
COMP005 Keyboarding Skills 20
COMP010 Introduction to Computers 40
ADMN010 Customer Service and Communication 30
MEDI022 Dental Billing 40
MEDI024 Dental Office Procedures 60
MEDI020 Electronic Medical Records 40
MEDI011 Dental Anatamy and Terminology 60
WORK005 Career Preparation 20
WORK050 Practicum 50
  Total Hours 360

Fee Structure

1 Tuition Fee $3060 Domestic Students
2 Application Fee $250
3 Text Books $360
4 Course Material $200
Total $3870
1 Tuition Fee $5060 International Students
2 Application Fee $250
3 Text Books $360
4 Course Material $200
Total $5870

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Lime of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Surrey, BC

Unit 201 8318 120 St
Surrey, BC V3W 3N4

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Abbotsford, BC

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Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W8

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South Surrey, BC

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Surrey, BC V3Z 0G1

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