Dental Hygiene

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Work with real clients in Canadore's Dental Clinic

Overview

Develop the knowledge, skills, and judgement needed to become a self-regulated health professional. A large part of your training will include hands-on clinical practice. Students work with clients from the community on-site in Canadore’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, where they offer free dental hygiene services as they put their clinical theory into practice. Graduates are in high demand, finding employment in dental offices, hospitals, and research institutes. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

Your Future Career

  • Private practice
  • Community health services
  • Hospitals
  • Collective living centres
  • Research and teaching institutes

What You Learn

  • Oral anatomy
  • Principles of radiography
  • Microbiology
  • Periodontics
  • Pharmacology
  • Orthodontics for dental hygienists

Note:Graduates of this program are eligible to write the National Dental Hygiene Certification examination. For more information visit www.ndhcb.com

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U.

Gr 11 or 12 Math (M) (C) or (U), Gr 11 or 12 Biology (C) or (U), and one of the following two (2) sciences: Chemistry: Gr 11 or 12 (C) or (U); Physics: Gr 11 or 12 (C) or (U)

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

DHP100 Preclinical Theory I
DHP110 Preclinical Dental Hygiene Practice I
DHP111 Oral Anatomy
DHP112 Dental Hygiene Profession
DHP113 Head and Neck Anatomy
DHP118 Materials for Dental Hygiene Practice
DHP115 Microbiology for Dental Hygienists
CMM 125 College Communication I
IAP100 Anatomy & Physiology

Semester 2

DHP120 Preclinical Dental Hygiene Practice II
DHP121 Preclinical Theory II
DHP125 Oral Histology and Embryology
DHP124 Principles of Radiography
DHP123 Oral Health Education
DHP126 Professional Communication and Dental Computer Software
HUM200 Group Dynamics
IAP120 Anatomy and Physiology

Semester 3

DHP 230 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice I
DHP 234 Advanced Radiography
DHP 231 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist
DHP 232 Pathophysiology for the DH
DHP 237 Periodontics I
DHP 238 Advanced Clinical Materials
DHP 235 Dietary Counselling for the Dental Hygienist

Semester 4

DHP 240 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice II
DHP 247 Periodontics II
DHP 245 Ethics for the Dental Hygienist
DHP 249 Oral Pathology
BTN415 Scientific Literacy
DHP 241 Oral Health Care in Canada
DHP 246 Foundations of Community Practice
DHP 243 Dental Hygiene Management of Diverse Populations

Semester 5

DHP 352 Orthodontics and other Specialties
DHP 353 Evidence Based Decision Making
CLT100 Canada's First Peoples
PSY112 Human Development for Health Educators I
DHP 361 Business for the Dental Hygienist

Semester 6

DHP 350 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice III
DHP 360 Dental Hygiene Clinical Consolidation
DHP 365 Professional Dental Hygiene Practice and Jurisprudence
PSY222 Human Development for Health Educators II
GENED* General Education Elective - Online (DH Sem 6)

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see https://www.canadorecollege.ca/get-started/money/fees-and-expenses

2020-2021 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $6395.7 $1234.09 $3110 - $10739.79
2 $6395.7 $1094.09 $1610 - $9099.79
3 $6395.7 $1094.09 $610 - $8099.79

2020-2021 3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $21742.8 $1813.09 $3110 - $26665.89
2 $21742.8 $1673.09 $1610 - $25025.89
3 $21742.8 $1673.09 $610 - $24025.89

Welcome Package with Required Documentation 2020-2021
DENTAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASE SCREENING FORM 2020


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. View Semester 1 Booklist


You will also need:

  • 2 Health Care Uniforms with Short Sleeves - apx. $70.00
  • Full-length White Lab Coat - apx. $25.00
  • 2 Plastic Clipboards - apx. $15.00
  • HCP CPR - apx. $80.00
  • Standard First Aid Certification - apx. $80.00
  • Health Clearance Card from Campus Health Centre - $35.00
  • Soft-sole Duty Shoes - apx. $60.00
  • Manual Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope - apx. $150.00
  • Safety Glasses with Side Shield - apx. $10.00
  • Current WHMIS
  • Health Immunications– Cost will vary

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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