dental student working on a client


The Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working in an oral healthcare setting. Intra-Oral Dental Assistants help dentists during examinations and treatments. They also provide direct client care, educate clients on the importance of oral health and perform basic laboratory duties and manage client records.


What career opportunities are available to graduates from the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program?

Intra-Oral Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant/Administrator

Dental Office Assistant

Preventative Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant/ Receptionist


My name is Michelle B, and I study IODA which is Intra-Oral Dental Assistant

I am taking the course because I want a career

Before I came to Medix, I was bartending, and (it was) it was horrible, long hours, late hours

I came to Medix because I heard about it from a friend and she got me really pumped up to go

I love working in the lab, (it’s really) it’s awesome, it’s straight forward, it’s down to earth

You will be dealing with the ultrasonic, the Lisa, You’ll have actually real X-Ray machines to be using to take radio graphs

An externship is pretty much like a real coop, so you need a certain amount of hours, you go out into the dental office

You have a chance to practice, they get you prepared and it’s a great experience to learn

We use Dexters, they are really cool. You get a lot of practice before you practice on real people so you are comfortable before your patient comes in

What I like best about the campus is that you walk in here comfortable right away.

And go right into your classroom, sit down and you’re ready to go

We have one instructor and she is very knowledgeable, She’ll tell you how it’s done, how it’s done properly

She is very straight forward, she gets to the point and you learn so much from her

You just absorb so much of her knowledge, She’s awesome

My family feels amazing that I went back to school, that I went back to Medix

They’re so happy for me to be able to get a career to better my life

What I would tell someone who is un-decisive about coming to Medix is to just do it

Honestly you’ll feel great about accomplishing your goal and don’t think about it, just do it

What you learn at Medix is what you’ll be doing in real life. It’s an amazing feeling


Where do graduates of the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant program work?

Dental clinics

Private practice


University clinics

Dental supply companies

Public health centres


What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant field?

Assists the dentist by educating patients and their families regarding dental health

Provide chair support to the dentist

Prepare patients for dental examinations

Sterilize and maintain instruments

Order dental and office supplies

Perform reception and clerical duties


Why choose the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant Program at Medix College?

Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Intra-Oral Dental Assistant. During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.

As a mandatory component of our programs, all Medix students are required to complete an off-site externship placement. Placements occur at various locations throughout the college's area. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class & clinic, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in the selected facilities.

Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.


Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)

Ontario Second Career

Out of Province Options

Student Lines of Credit

Lifelone Learning Plan


Employment Ontario

Monthly Payment Plan

 Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.

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Admissions interview


The admissions process for this program is a four part process:

Initial Contact

Contact an admissions representative to schedule an appointment. The admissions representative will be able to answer any questions that you might have regarding the program or general questions about Medix College.

Confidential Interview

An interview will be completed in order to determine if students have the right attitude to be successful in the program.

Business Affairs Assessment

The business affairs assessment is an appointment to determine if students are eligible for one of the many financial aid options.


After the financial plan is in place, enrollment is official and students will be able to start classes in order to train for an exciting new career.