Work Integrated Learning

At Risio, you don’t have to put your career on hold while you train. Our Work Integrated Learning opportunities provide hands-on experience in the real world as part of your education.

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Advantages to Work Integrated Learning

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Earn While You Learn

We designed our flexible online modules to accommodate work schedules so students can avoid financial anxiety and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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Gain Real Experience

Helping our current students find work or volunteer placements in dental offices ensures all our graduates enter the industry with hands-on professional experience.

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Find Your Network

Working while you learn at Risio Institute helps connect you to your future peers in the dental industry, strengthening your professional network before you’ve even finished training.

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Work Integrated Learning Requirements

Students must submit a completed ‘Work Integrated Learning Form’ signed by their sponsoring dentist, which shows that they are employed or volunteering at a dental office for a minimum of 14 hours per week while enrolled in the Program. Risio also provides resources to help new students connect with sponsoring dentists if they do not have one before starting the program.

Current Job Openings

Risio Institute works with diverse and dynamic practices around Canada to connect our students with meaningful professional opportunities. Current students can browse our current positions below and apply easily online for positions that will further their careers.

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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."

Find Your Future Career

At Risio, we do more than just provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need for your job. Find connections and opportunities to help you build a successful career in dental assisting with our help.