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The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene (HCP/ICHS)
The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene (HCP/ICHS)

Ottawa, Canada

3 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 27,190



Give people a reason to smile.

The three-year Dental Hygiene Ontario College Advanced Diploma program, delivered over two and half years, combines theory and hands-on skills to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in preventive dental health care. It allows you to fulfill the role of the dental hygienist as a researcher, advocate, educator, administrator, clinician, and health promoter.

This program teaches you how to provide safe and effective dental hygiene care in collaboration with the client, community, and other healthcare providers. This happens through a variety of learning experiences including seminars, case presentations, and on-site and off-site practicums. You provide preventive services in our on-site dental clinic under the supervision of Registered Dental Hygienists and Dentists. These experiences increase your employability upon graduation and help prepare you for the workforce.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. Graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Hygiene Certification Exam, which, once passed, allows you to register with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario.

Once registered as a Dental Hygienist, you may find employment working in:

  • General and specialty practices
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Community health settings
  • Research and Education
  • Dental sales
  • Dental supply companies
  • Independent dental hygiene practices.

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