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BCIT students acquire the critical skills necessary to manage the day-to-day front desk procedures performed in a computerized dental office.

Delivery Mode: for September 2021 – In Person

    • As of September all Dental Reception classes will be face to face at the Downtown Campus.
    • Please check the individual COMP course schedule pages for delivery and location details.
    • COMP courses were only temporarily being delivered online since the start of  COVID-19.
    • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

Explore areas such as patient charts and records, related accounting, business communication, and marketing within the dental office.

Graduates will have a working knowledge of dental terminology, clinical and billing procedures, insurance company protocols and fee guides, telephone skills, and appointment scheduling.

Prepare for a challenging and exciting career with BCIT as a Dental Office Receptionist in as little as 12 weeks at night plus a few Sundays.

BCIT’s dental office receptionist course graduates are in demand.

Scheduled Intakes 3 times a year, courses start in:

  • January, April, and September

Entrance Requirements

Formal application to the Statement of Completion is not required, as this is not a BCIT credential. Upon successful completion of these three courses, a Statement of Completion will be issued.

To be successful in this program, you must be able to communicate at a BC Grade 12 English level.

This line of work requires you to be detail-oriented, able to work well with the public, and dental terminology requires the utmost accuracy in spelling.

Students need to be Windows PC literate and able to manage files prior to starting COMP 0285. (COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge)

Costs & Supplies

Tuition and books for all three courses is less than $1600.


Program Details

Students must provide a current model PC desktop or laptop with a webcam, microphone and have high-speed internet access.
Participants must be computer literate in order to participate and complete each COMP course. Please contact the department via email: if you have any questions.

  • Attendance and participation are mandatory.
  • Accuracy with spelling and math is required.
  • The passing grade for each course is 70%.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

  • Erin McCaffrey – Chief Instructor
  • Karen Lee – Computing Part-time Studies Program Assistant
  • Joanne Atha – Computing Part-time Studies Coordinator
  • Kevin Cudihee – Program Head, Computing Part-time Studies
  • Aaron Hunter – Acting Associate Dean, BCIT Computing

Advisory committee

Erin McCaffrey and input from local dental practices.

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