Business Growth: Invest, Expand, Evolve


  • CDHA IPN member fee: $19.00
  • CDHA member fee (non-IPN): $109.00
  • Non-member fee: $219.00

Course Completion Time:

Approx. 2-3 hours

Note that your access to this course will expire one year from the date of purchase; course registration fees are non-refundable and subject to applicable taxes.


Dental hygienist-owned businesses continue to grow in Canada. Since 2018, we have seen a 40% increase in the number of independent dental hygiene practices. CDHA recognizes that as businesses continue to grow and mature, so do their needs. This online course, consisting of four video modules and supporting resources, will provide guidance to dental hygiene entrepreneurs on the next steps in expanding and diversifying their business.

The recommended prerequisite for this course is Business Fundamentals: Ready, Set, Launch.

Module 1

Module 1 explores the recent trends in independent dental hygiene practice in Canada, the emotional path entrepreneurs take as they build their business, and how to develop support systems.

Module 2

Module 2 highlights the importance of interprofessional collaboration for building your client base and better serving the oral health needs of your clients. This module also discusses how to maximize your online presence.

Module 3

Module 3 discusses the path from sole proprietorship to a corporation, the different types of corporations and their benefits, and financing options.

Module 4

Module 4 provides guidance on onboarding staff and other health professionals into your practice, writing office manuals and policies on diversity, equity, and inclusion, incorporating software into your practice, and franchising.

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