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Health, Wellness and Sciences

Dental Hygiene

General information

Program code
DNTH
Duration
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2016 Barrie

The Dental Hygiene program will prepare the student to assume a position as a dental hygienist capable of providing preventive and therapeutic dental hygiene services utilizing the Dental Hygiene Process. In all roles and practice settings, the dental hygienist works with the client and community using a problem-solving framework; basing all decisions, judgments and interventions on current dental hygiene research and theory. The program will prepare the graduate for the legal and ethical responsibilities of a dental hygienist and with a basic understanding of business practices related to self-employment.

This program is highly competitive. Learn about admission requirements for highly competitive programs.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (U)
  • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus Grade 12 Chemistry College or Grade 11 or 12 University Chemistry (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U); plus any Grade 11 or 12 College or University Biology (SB13C, SB13U or SB14U). Computer skills and knowledge of basic math calculations are highly recommended.

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit biology and chemistry courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Pre-health Sciences*
  • Equivalent courses in English, biology and chemistry taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and biology and chemistry
  • Mature student testing in English and testing/challenge exam in biology and chemistry that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) plus biology and chemistry
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most biology and chemistry credit courses from accredited colleges/universities
  • If home schooled, applicants can write the mature student testing in English and testing/challenge exam in biology and chemistry that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Note that this is a highly competitive program. Recommended grade for required subjects is 75%.

Selection process

Applicants will be assessed and ranked based on academic grades. A minimum grade of 75% in each pre-requisite subject is recommended.

Pathways

View the Dental Hygiene (6 semesters) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

BIOL1001 Anatomy and Physiology Introduction
BIOL1002 Anatomy and Physiology - Advanced
BIOL2008 Human Pathophysiology
BUSI3007 Business Principles for the Regulated Professional
DENT1013 General and Oral Microbiology
DENT1014 Dental and Orofacial Anatomy
DENT1016 Dental Hygiene Process
DENT1017 Dental Hygiene Practice Administration
DENT1018 Applied Oral Health Promotion
DENT1019 Oral Histology and Embryology
DENT1021 Medical and Pharmacological Considerations for the Dental Hygienist
DENT1022 Periodontics for the Dental Hygenist
DENT1044 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene
DENT1047 Introduction to the Dental Hygiene Profession
DENT1046 Dental Radiography for the Dental Hygienist
DENT2000 Oral Pathology
DENT2001 Professional Practice and Jurisprudence
DENT2005 Role of the Dental Hygienist in Orthodontics
DENT2007 Health Promotion and Community Dental Health
DENT2008 Applied Clinical Theory for the Dental Hygienist
DENT2019 Introduction to Clinical Dental Hygiene
DENT2018 Dental Hygiene Clinical - Intermediate
DENT3005 Evidence Based Dental Hygiene Practice
DENT3006 Dental Hygiene Clinical - Advanced
DENT3008 Dental Hygiene Clinical Consolidation
HLTH1000 Health Care in Canada
HLTH1003 Preparation for Clinical Practice
HLTH2003 Diverse Populations and Health Beliefs
HLTH3000 Interprofessional Practice
HLTH3001 Health Policy and Advocacy
STAT2005 Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

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