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  • Available by classroom delivery

Consider this course if you are a dental assistant looking to acquire additional skills or if you are seeking employment in orthodontic practices.

Admission Requirements

Orthodontic Module (DENT-1014):
  • To apply for these courses, you must be a graduate of an Accredited Phase 2, Level 2, or Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Program.
  • If you are a non-RRC graduate, you must submit copies of your certificate at the time of registration.

Dental Assistant Clinical Skills Refresher (DENT-1940):
  • If there has been a period of three years or more since obtaining the NDAEB certificate where the Dental Assistant has not practiced, the Dental Assisting Regulatory Authority (DARA) will direct the Dental Assistant to Red River College for the Refresher. 
  • One of the following must be applicable:
    • A graduate of an accredited dental assistant program on or before December 31, 2006
    • A graduate of an accredited dental assistant program after January 1, 2007 and possesses the National Dental Assisting Examining Board certificate
    • A graduate of a non-accredited dental assistant program, possesses the NDAEB certificate and has passed the NDAEB Clinical Practical Examination

Program Outline

  • Orthodontic Module - C


  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery 

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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DENT-1014Orthodontic Module
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Obtain skills at an introductory orthodontics level including orthodontic records and instruments; cephalometric tracing and analysis; multibanded appliances; direct and indirect bonding; removable, functional and extraoral appliances; and model trimming will be covered. Lecture and practical demonstration and hands-on practice are integral components of the course.

DENT-1045Operative Whitening
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(No description available at this time)

DENT-1940Dental Assist. Clinical Skills Refresher
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This course provides the didactic knowledge required for clinical practice of the intraoral dental assistant. 

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Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit

Graduate Employment Report

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Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 (toll-free)
Fax: 204-633-6489

Winkler Campus
100 - 561 Main Street
Winkler, MB  R6W 1E8
Phone: 204-325-9672
Fax: 204-325-4947

How to Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

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College Support Services

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