Dental assistants are integral to the dental practice. There are two levels of dental assisting in BC:
- Certified Dental Assistants (CDA) assist dentists with surgical procedures and provide important services directly related to patient care. CDAs receive a diploma through a formal training program and are regulated health professionals under the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.
- Dental Assistants (DA) provide many services and direct patient care but do not require formal training. Dental Assistants receive training directly from the dentist and are not regulated health providers.
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