Become a Dental Assistant Today

Your Future

Your Way

At Risio Institute for Digital Dental Education, students from anywhere in Canada can earn the required credentials for a career in dental assisting.

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Welcome to Risio

Risio Institute provides accessible online education with small class sizes that allows students to maintain their current employment and earn while learning.

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High Quality Remote Training

Our interactive distance learning technology and state-of-the-art clinical modules let us provide top-tier dental assistant training, even to those in remote areas.

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Credentials That Matter

Our Dental Assistant Distance Delivery Diploma Program is licensed through Alberta Advanced Education and respected by practices all over the country.

Intro to the Course

Our curriculum places you in a dynamic online learning environment, with instructors who will develop your learning habits and help you contribute to oral health care.

Online & 2 In-Person Modules

Flexible interactive online modules provide a self-paced environment for learning key skills, and our clinical modules provide real-world firsthand experience for students.

Work Integrated Learning

All Risio students work or volunteer a minimum of 14 hours a week in a dental office, resulting in over 1500 Work Integrated Learning hours.


Students who complete our program can earn their diploma in under 24 months.

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Alumni Satisfaction

Risio graduates are busy working in dynamic practices throughout Canada and beyond. Learn what our alumni have to say about their experience with us.

To preserve their authenticity, the following testimonials have not been edited:

"I cannot express to you how incredible your program is! You have made it possible for me, a mother of two with a full time job, to be able to go back to school and work towards my dream of becoming an RDA. Without this program, it would not have been a possibility. By starting Risio Dental Institute you have created something truly amazing (and I’m not sure you guys even know HOW AMAZING), not just for me.. but also for the thousands and thousands of students that will come after me! I am so blessed to have met you ladies and to have been part of your very first intake! The 3 of you will always hold a very very special place in my heart, and I will carry your words of wisdom with me always! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!! For your knowledge, your guidance and your patience.

The clinical environment was great! I was nervous the first day of course, but you guys were so welcoming and provided corrective feedback in a way that was very helpful and hands on, but not Intimidating at all! Don’t change what you guys are doing, it’s very effective and puts students at ease."

"Risio Institute has been a breath of fresh air for online learning. I have done a few courses online and this program they have created does not compare. The thought they have put into creating a easily navigable student portal which provides notes, audio/video notes, assignments and reviews makes me feel confident they strive for their students to succeed.

I also find with the smaller class sizes it makes communication between student and instructors just amazing. The worst feeling I have for online learning is the feeling of having to figure everything out on my own, so far these ladies have made my learning experience just wonderful and it’s only the beginning.

So excited to have switched schools and start my journey to become a RDA with Risio Institute."

"I am so so so grateful for this program! As a working mom who’s dreamed of becoming a dental assistant for years, I’m so happy I have the opportunity to work full time, stay home with my family and get the career I’ve always wanted! The program is great, and working in the field has made the content easier to get through."

An Investment
In Your Future

Risio’s tuition is split across a deposit (required upon acceptance to secure your spot in the program) and two terms, making it easier to budget for the costs of your education.

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