Program Highlights

Here's what you can expect to encounter in your education and career as a Dental Office Administrator:
  • Dental Office Procedures and Technology
  • Human Resources and Business Communication
  • Oral Facial Anatomy and Terminology
  • Dental Software
  • Customer Service and Office Reception
  • Insurance, Fee Guides, and Basic Accounting

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Dental Office Administration: What do DOAs do?

Dental Office Administrators operate the reception and front office of a dental clinic. They work on dental software to enter patient information, schedule appointments, upload x-rays, bill insurance companies, and more. DOAs need to cope with dental emergencies and deal with special needs and medically compromised patients. A Dental Office Administrator requires excellent communication skills and customer service skills.
As a DOA, your day-to-day could include:
  • Preparing patients’ charts and daily schedules for the dental staff
  • Updating patient records and documenting recent treatments and procedures on an electronic client management system
  • Communicating with medical insurance providers to determine if patients are required to make co-payments
Maxident Practice Management Software

Intelligently Different Dental Software.

State-of-the-art dental office software solutions for your entire practice—patients, administrative staff and clinicians—from initial patient contact and scheduling to check-in, treatment, check-out, insurance claims, payments, and dental patient recall.

Our innovative, easy-to-use, dental software programs, with cutting edge technologies—artificial intelligence, voice input, touch screen, tablet design, electronic signature, digital imaging, and more—improve productivity, optimize efficiency, and ensure optimal patient dental health.

Maxident is excited to work with ABES College to provide additional course options to the Dental Office Administration Program that will assist students in opening more employment opportunities as they complete their studies.

Intelligently Different Dental Software.

Career Opportunities

Find a DOA career in the following fields and locations:

  • Dental Offices
  • Orthodontic Offices
  • Dental Manufacturing
  • Dental Laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Oral Prosthetic Processing Centers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Medical Group Practices

Potential Salary

Based on experience and employer.

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4 Week Practicum Placement

Your practicum placement prepares you to begin your career.

Many graduates secure their first career position because of the experience gained during their practicum.

Your practicum gives you the real-world experience that employers seek, and allows you to network with peers and potential employers while builidng skills.

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What Our Students Have to Say

Trust the Process

Studying at ABES College has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. The instructors and staff are a top-rate as they want their students to do well and they are very supportive in every step of the way. I am very thankful for all the staff of ABES College as they have been a part of my successful journey and I wouldn't achieve what I have achieved without the caring environment. One piece of advice I would like to give to future students is "just trust the process!"

Angelyn P.

Great School

ABES College is a great school! If you want a career in health care this is the place to go. They have a great reputation with CLS and Alberta Health Services. They will give you everything you need to start in health care down to scrubs to wear. I would recommend anyone to take a program here. The staff and teachers really care about students. They will help you reach your goals.

Vicky B. 

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What is the Job Outlook for Dental Office Admins in Calgary?

Great news for Dental Office Administrators:

There are plenty of opportunities for steady, high-paying positions available both now and in the future.

According to Alberta Labour, Dental Office Reception positions will grow 3.3% through 2023.

In other words, if you’ve been searching for a career that will allow you to work in a clean, safe setting utilizing customer service and organizational skills… or if you’re just ready to finally earn the kind of salary you deserve… becoming a DOA is a fantastic way to earn more money while securing a stable, well paying career.

Can I Qualify for Financial Aid?

Yes! More than 95% of applicants qualify for financial aid.

Many applicants—such as those with children, those who didn’t work last year, and those who recently arrived in Canada—will qualify for free grants automatically, and even those with a high income will usually qualify for some aid.

In short: if you’re worried about the cost of the program, schedule a time to chat with an Admissions Advisor. They can help give you a better idea of how much financial aid you will qualify for.

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The ABES College Difference

What Makes ABES Different from Other Schools?

We stand out from other schools for 3 big reasons:
  • As a small, privately owned school, ABES guarantees hands-on training for every student.
  •  Unlike other schools, all our programs offer practicum in the Calgary area—making it easier for you to stay local. (Many students get their first job offer while they’re still on practicum)
  • Finally, we stand out for our extensive connections in the medical community. Thanks to our relationships with local healthcare facilities and other prominent employers, our graduates have an easy road to employment.