Dental Hygiene Programs

In Canada, dental hygienists must successfully complete a dental hygiene diploma or bachelor program. The curriculum focuses on oral and clinical science, with an emphasis on health promotion and preventive, motivational and communication strategies. To be able to practice, dental hygienists must be registered or licensed by the dental hygiene regulatory authority in their provincial or territorial jurisdiction. If you currently hold a diploma in dental hygiene, but would like to earn a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene, there are degree completion options available in Canada. See if one of these programs would work for you!

Once dental hygienists are in practice, they must also meet ongoing quality assurance requirements. In most provinces or territories, dental hygienists are required to take a certain number of continuing education courses every year.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada approves requirements for all dental hygiene programs including those at colleges, universities and private institutions. For information on these requirements and a list of accredited dental hygiene programs, please visit Canadian Dental Hygiene Program Accreditation Requirements

Dental Hygiene programs requesting to have their contact information added to the listing must submit their request in writing, by fax at (613) 224-7283, with a copy of the approval to establish a dental hygiene program by the Ministry of Education in the province where the program is established. For revisions to the contact information of a dental hygiene program currently on the listing, submit the request by email at ce@cdha.ca. Include a copy of your school's current listing in the body of the email along with your requested changes. Please note that additions and revisions to the listing may take up to 4-6 weeks.

Degree & Degree Completion Options

Alberta

University of Alberta

School of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene Program
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
5th Floor, 11405 - 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1C9
Tel: 780-492-4479
Website

Degree Completion

British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Student Services
278-2199 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6T lZ3
Tel: 604-822-7977
Website

Manitoba

University of Manitoba

School of Dental Hygiene
D212-780 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E OW2
Tel: 204-789-3683
Website

Degree Completion

Nova Scotia

School of Dental Hygiene

Faculty of Dentistry
Dalhousie University
5981 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 3J5
Tel: 902-494-1672
Website

Degree Completion

Diploma Options

British Columbia

Camosun College

Dental Hygiene Program
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, British Columbia
V8P 5J2
Tel: 250-370-3161
Website
Email

College of New Caledonia

Dental Hygiene Program
3330 22nd Avenue
Prince George, British Columbia
V2N 1P8
Tel: 250-562-2131
College of New Caledonia

Vancouver Island University

Building 180, 900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9T 5Z5
Tel: 250-740-6272
Fax: 250-740-6225
Website
hhsadmin@viu.ca

Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene

3030 East Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5M 1Z4
Tel: 604-215-7611
Toll Free: 1-800-457-3189
Head Office (Toronto): 1-866-923-3099
Fax: 604-215-7660
Website
info@vancouver-college-dental.org

Vancouver Community College

Dental Hygiene Program
250 West Pender
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B lS9
Tel: 604-871-7000 ext 8506
Website
 

 

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Dental Hygiene Program
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Wascana Campus
4500 Wascana Parkway
Box 556
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3A3
1-866-467-4278
Website

 

Manitoba

University of Manitoba

School of Dental Hygiene
D212-780 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E OW2
Tel: 204-789-3683
Fax: 204-789-3948
Website
dent_hygiene@umanitoba.ca

Ontario

Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology

Dental Hygiene Program
1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Room J109
Ottawa, Ontario
K2G 1V8
Tel: 613-727-4723
Website

APLUS Institute


4950 Yonge Street,
Concourse Level, Unit 15
Toronto, Ontario
M2N 6K1
Tel: 416-222-0500
Website
info@aplusinstitute.com

Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology

Dental Hygiene Program
1400 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury, Ontario
P3A 3V8
Tel: 705-566-8101
Website
info@cambriancollege.ca

The Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences

1599 Hurontario St. Suite 105
Mississauga, ON
L5G 4S1
Tel: 905-278-2794 || 905-278-1740
Website

Canadian National Institute of Health

Lincoln Fields Mall
27A-2525 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario
K2B 7Z2
Tel: 613-726-CNIH (2644)
Toll Free: 1-866-726-CNIH (2644)
Fax: 613-726-3366
Website
info@cnih.ca

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Dental Hygiene Program
P.O. Box 5001
100 College Drive
North Bay, Ontario
PlB 8K9
Tel: 705-474-7600
Website

Collège Boréal

21, boulevard Lasalle
Sudbury, Ontario
P3A 6B1
French Program Only
Tel: 705-560-6673
“Toll Free”: 1-800-361-6673
Website
info@collegeboreal.ca

Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology

Dental Hygiene Program
P.O. Box 398
1450 Nakina Drive
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7C 4Wl
Tel: 807-475-6110
Website

Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology

Dental Hygiene Program
P.O. Box 385
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
LlH 7L7
Tel: 905-721-2000
Website
dccares@durhamcollege.ca

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology

Dental Hygiene Program
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
London, Ontario
N5Y 5R6
Tel: 519-452-4277
Website
info@fanshawec.ca

Georgian College of Applied Arts & Technology

Dental Hygiene Program
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 3X9
Tel:705-728-1968
“Toll Free”: 1-800-717-4412
Website
inquire@georgiancollege.ca

George Brown College

Casa Loma Campus
160 Kendal Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 1M3
Tel: 416-415-2000
“Toll Free”: 1-800-265-2002
(in Canada and the United States)
TTY: 1-877-515-5559
Website

La Cité collégiale

801, promenade de l'aviation
Ottawa, Ontario
KlK 4R3
French Program only
Tel: 613-742-2483
“Toll Free: 1-800-267-2483”
Website
info@lacitec.on.ca

Oxford College of Arts, Business and Technology

670 Progress Ave.
Scarborough, Ontario
M1H 3A4
Tel: 416-439-8668
“Toll Free: 1-855-WHY-OXFORD (949-69367)”
Website
info@oxfordedu.ca

Niagara College Of Applied Arts & Technology

300 Woodlawn Road
Welland, Ontario
L3B 5S2
Tel: 905-735-2211 x7559
Website
myfuturenc@niagaracollege.ca

Southern Ontario Dental College

201 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario
L9G 2B8
Toll Free: 1-866-979-6334
Fax: 905-304-7360
Website

St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology

Dental Hygiene Program
2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6S4
Tel: 519-972-2727
“Toll Free: 1-800-387-0524”
Website

Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc.

28 Vanley Cresent
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 2B8
Tel: 416-423-3099
“Toll Free: 1-866-923-3099”
Fax: 416-423-3092
Website
info@toronto-college-dental.org

Quebec

Cégep de Chicoutimi

Technique d'hygiène dentaire
534, rue Jacques-Cartier est
Chicoutimi, Québec
G7H lZ6
Tel: 418-549-9520
Fax: 418-549-1315
Website
info@cchic.ca

Cégep de Trois-Rivières

Technique d'hygiène dentaire
3500, rue de Courval C.P. 97
Trois-Rivière, Québec
G9A 5E6
Tel: 819-376-1721
Fax: 819-693-8023
Website

Cégep François Xavier-Garneau

Technique d'hygiène dentaire
1660, boulevard de l’Entente
Québec, Québec
GlT 2S5
Tel: 418-688-8310
Fax: 418-688-1539
Website
communications@cegepgarneau.ca

Cégep de l'Outaouais

Technique d'hygiène dentaire
333, boulevard Cité des Jeunes C.P. 5220, succ.
Gatineau, Québec
J8Y 6M4
Tel: 819-770-4012
Website

Collège de Maisonneuve

Technique d'hygiène dentaire
3800, rue Sherbrooke est
Montréal, Québec
HlX 2A2
Tel: 514-254-7131
Website
communic@cmaisonneuve.qc.ca

John Abbott College

21275 Lakeshore Road
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
H9X 3L9
Tel: 514-457-6610
Fax: 819-770-8167
Website
dental.hygiene@johnabbott.qc.ca

Cégep Edouard-Montpetit

Technique d'hygiène dentaire
945, chemin de Chambly
Longueuil, Québec
J4H 3M6
Tel: 450-679-2631
Website

New Brunswick

Oulton College

Dental Hygiene Program
Dental Education Centre, Oulton College
5 Pacific Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1E 1A1
Tel: 506-858-9696
Toll Free: 1-888-757-2020
Fax: 506-858-8490
Website

 

Nova Scotia

Dalhousie University

Faculty of Dentistry
Carleton Campus
5981 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4R2
Tel: 902-494-2730
Fax: 902-494-2111
Website
dentalhygiene@dal.ca

 

Alberta

University of Alberta

School of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene Program
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
5th Floor, 11405 - 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1C9
Tel: 780-492-4479
Website
Degree Completion