Brief Description

Trainees pursuing this skill, are trained under the direct  supervision of a dentist or higher level dental employee.   They also seats and prepare patients for examination or treatment;  assist the dentist during examination and treatment of patient  are present at oral surgical   procedures; sterilize instruments and maintain a sterile environment; take and record vital signs as directed and assist in charting on oral cavity.
Job Title

Dental Assistant
Job title after further studies

Dentist, Orthodontist, Oral Pathologist, Pediatric   Dentist, Prosthodontist etc.
Where are the jobs?

Dental Lab

Dentist Office                                                            

Health Institutions
Training Centre

Forres Park
Training Period

Three (3) Terms (ADP not included)
Additional Training

Basic Computer Literacy
Advanced Training

University of the West Indies (UWI) Mount Hope Dental School


Servol Trade Certificate  

National Examination Council (NEC) 


Literacy Level

3 - 5   

Working Conditions

Physical Requirements

Good eyesight, motor skills, standing for long periods, ability to settle and pacify the patient, patience and even temper while treating patents..