Dental Hygiene

If you are seeking a dental hygiene program in Ontario, look no further than Cambrian College. Our program prepares you to be an integral member of oral health care teams in private practices, public health units, long-term care homes, mobile dental practices, and industry.

You'll have tons of opportunities for hands-on practical learning on mannequins, your classmates, and patients from Sudbury in the college's on-campus Dental Clinic. You'll also be involved in health promotion initiatives that will look impressive on your résumé.

Initially, you will learn clinical/laboratory skills on mannequins and will then be assigned practice sessions where you can perform these learned skills on each other. You must be prepared to be a client in these practice sessions. You will then proceed to treatment of clients from the public at the college's on-site Dental Clinic as well as rotation experiences in community health settings. You must be prepared to cover the costs incurred as part of your placement experiences. Clinics and some classroom experiences may also include evening scheduling.

Grads are eligible to apply to write the National Dental Hygiene Certification Examination (NDHCE) conducted by the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board (NDHCB) to gain registration with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO).

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • General and specialized dental practices
  • Public health practices including home care, long-term care, and community clinics
  • Researcher
  • Sales/marketing professional for dental products and equipment

Average Salaries*

Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:

$25,000 to $68,800


  • Cambrian's Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC).

In 2015, a group of Dental Hygiene and nursing students provided health care services in two communities in Costa Rica.

Plan your future

Program starts

Winter 2020

Fall 2020

Learning options

  • Full-Time

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