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bachelor

Degree

Advanced College Diploma in Dental Hygiene

Course code: #0641

bachelor

Degree

Advanced College Diploma in Dental Hygiene

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $22,131 CAD

  • Application fee

    $95 CAD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    70 out of 100

Highlights
Work-Placement

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September Ongoing Ongoing

Overview

Advanced College Diploma in Dental Hygiene

Healthy mouth/Healthy body!

Confederation College’s three-year advanced Dental Hygiene diploma program provides students with all the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to succeed in this challenging healthcare discipline.

Professional dental hygienists have five primary responsibilities: clinical therapy (cleaning teeth), health promotion, education, administration and research.  

Oral health promotion and disease prevention are their main focus. Students will learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs

Coursework includes topics such as microbiology for dental hygienists, principles in dental hygiene, preventive oral health promotion, research methods, health policy and advocacy and evidence-based practice.

Top Highlights

  • Students get hands-on experience at placements in long-term care facilities, schools and dental offices
  • The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC)
  • Graduates of the program will be able to take the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board Examination (NDHCB)
  • After successful completion of the NDHCB, graduates are eligible for registration with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$25,931

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,188
Accommodation 1 bed room $3,800
Tuition 1 person $22,131

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency Results
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6.5
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
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listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

60
54
listening
54
writing
54
speaking
54
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

For IELTS, students from India must have no band lower than 6.0 to meet SDS requirements.

  • Duolingo: 125 (no band lower than 105)

Academic English Program (AEP) - 13 Weeks

There are 5 levels in the Academic English Program. You will be assessed upon arrival and placed in the appropriate level based on your skills if you do not possess current IELTS or TOEFL scores.  

If you do not have a test score from any of these sources, you must do a placement test online before your arrival if you are planning to study in Canada. 

  • The program runs 25 hours per week and each level takes 13 weeks to complete.
  • Level 5 of the program is the equivalent of IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (80), and Duolingo English Test (110).
  • If you begin the program at level 5, you may be allowed to take one academic course outside of your AEP class schedule.

Please note that eligibility to take academic courses will be determined on a case-by-case basis and depending on your IELTS individual scores.

Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) - 9 Weeks (compressed)

Students who have a conditional Offer of Admission and have the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 overall with no band lower than 6.0 may be admitted to the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP). 

This compressed course takes 9 weeks (July & August) and runs Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (36 hours per week)

This program will allow students to start their academic program in September upon successful completion of IAEP.


Academic background and requirement

  • A high school/senior secondary diploma with a grade 12 biology credit and grade 12 chemistry credit with a minimum passing mark of 70, or equivalent.
  • Applicants who do not possess the above admission requirements might consider Pre-Health Sciences-Pathways to Certificates and Diplomas program which will provide the necessary preparation for application to the Dental Hygiene program. 

Completion of the Pre-Health Sciences-Pathways to Certificates and Diplomas program does not guarantee admission to the Dental Hygiene program in a subsequent year.

Career opportunities

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Practice Office Administrator
  • Dental Laboratory Technician

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