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Advanced Diploma in Dental Hygiene

George Brown College - Waterfront Campus George Brown College - Waterfront Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, Sep 2023

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CAD 35450

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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36 months


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Program Overview

The Dental Hygiene program prepares students to practice as primary oral health care providers. This three-year program focuses on developing interpersonal communication skills and professionalism while applying the dental hygiene process of care. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to function effectively within a collaborative relationship including the client, the community and other health-care providers.

The Dental Hygiene program prepares students to practice as primary oral health care providers.

This three-year program focuses on applying the dental hygiene process of care while developing interprofessionalism, client-centred care and interpersonal communication skills. Students have the opportunity to gain confidence in their learned skills while working with clients in our on-site WAVE Dental Clinic.

Emphasis is placed on preparing students to function effectively within a collaborative dental team that includes:

  •     The client
  •     The community
  •     Other health care providers

Students and clients collaboratively evaluate care provided by delineating short-term and long-term goals and employing strategies for continued care.

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the National Dental Hygiene Certification Examination. (Note: Additional fees apply.) Successful completion is one of the requirements for registration by the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) to practise in the province. Visti the CDHO website (A Guide to the Process of Being Registered as a Dental Hygienist in Ontario).

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Practise in a professional and competent manner within the defined scope of practice and consistent with current regulations and standards of practice.
  2. Evaluate clients’ oral health status using determinants of health and risk analysis to identify needs, justify treatment decisions and provide appropriate referrals to other health-care professionals as required.
  3. Design, implement and evaluate a range of primary, interceptive, therapeutic, preventative and ongoing oral health-care services to meet the unique needs of clients.
  4. Analyze oral health issues in need of advocacy, identify networks and promote actions that will support change and facilitate access to care.
  5. Identify, select, implement and evaluate quality assurance standards and protocols which contribute to a safe and effective working environment.
  6. Establish and maintain professional and interprofessional relationships that contribute to client care safety and positive health-care outcomes.
  7. Facilitate the development of specific oral health attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviours in clients by selecting and utilizing principles of teaching and learning.
  8. Develop and present a model for a DH practice that addresses relevant business principles, current legislation and standards of practice.


Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54.0  Minimum Listening - 50.0  Minimum Reading - 50.0  Minimum Writing - 50.0  Minimum Speaking - 50.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English
    • Grade 12 Math

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

CAD 110

Application Fee

12000 Per year

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