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Continuing Education

Professional Development for Dental Health Professionals


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

NAIT's Professional Development for Dental Health Science Professionals courses are designed for Dental Assistants, Dental Technologists and Denturists currently registered in the province of Alberta. If you wish to improve or expand your skills, NAIT's hands-on evening and weekend courses are designed for busy life schedules. You will receive training developed in consultation with industry experts, from professionals with a wealth of experience.

If you are a registered dental professional, you can expand your current skills or receive training that can help you remove restrictions on your license.

With these courses, you can obtain the skills that will help lift restrictions on your current dental professional license. 

If you are new to Alberta, you can receive training as requested by your governing body to gain certification in this province.

Successful entry into this program requires proof of current registration with your applicable regulatory body. 

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the program area directly: