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Advanced Diploma of Dental Hygiene
Advanced Diploma of Dental Hygiene

Advanced Diploma of Dental Hygiene

  • ID:GBC010017
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U) - A grade of 70 or higher is required.
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U) - A grade of 60 or higher is required.
  • Grade 11 Biology (C or U) or Grade 12 (U) - A grade of 70 or higher is required.
  • Grade 11 Chemistry or Physics (U) or Grade 12 Chemistry or Physics (C or U) - A grade of 60 or higher is required.

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)

  • or

  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.

  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 8

  • IELTS (Academic), 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band

  • TOEFL, 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band

  • MELAB, 80

  • PTE (Academic), 54, overall minimum
    50 in each skill band

  • CAEL, 60 (overall)

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)

  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 105

Other requirements 

Pre-placement Health Form

  • Upon confirmation of acceptance into this program, students must meet all the mandatory pre-placement health requirements for the program. It may take up to four months to complete all the requirements.
  • All costs, service fees and fines associated with the overall health requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check (must be valid annually)

  • In compliance with the requirements of our onsite clinic and our placement partners, all students in this program are required to have a police vulnerable sector check completed, and this check must be renewed annually before entering into field or clinical placement.
  • The police vulnerable sector check process typically takes two to three months, but under some circumstances can take four to eight months.

Course Information

The Dental Hygiene program prepares students to practice as primary oral health-care providers.

This three-year program focuses on applying the dental hygiene process of care while developing interprofessionalism, client-centred care and interpersonal communication skills. Students have the opportunity to gain confidence in their learned skills while working with clients in our on-site WAVE Dental Clinic.

Emphasis is placed on preparing students to function effectively within a collaborative dental team that includes:

  • the client

  • the community

  • other health-care providers

Students and clients collaboratively evaluate care provided by delineating short-term and long-term goals and employing strategies for continued care.

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Required Courses

Courses are under review and subject to change. 


  • ANAT 1058, Head/Neck Anatomy for Dental Hygiene

  • BIOL 1024, Human Anatomy and Physiology I

  • BIOL 1034, Microbiology and Infection Control

  • DENT 1060, Dental Hygiene Principles I

  • DENT 1062, Clinic I: Pre-Clinic (full year course)

  • DENT 1126, Dental Radiography I for the Dental Hygienist

  • DENT 1124, Introduction to the Profession of Dental Hygiene

  • GNED, General Education Elective

  • COMM 1003, English Skills

  • or,

  • COMM1007, College English


  • DENT 1061, Dental Hygiene Principles II

  • DENT 1062, Clinic I: Pre-Clinic (full year course)

  • DENT 1127, Dental Radiography II for the Dental Hygienist

  • DENT 1066, Dental Materials I

  • DENT 1093, Dental Anatomy for Dental Hygiene

  • DENT 1129, Oral Histology and Embryology

  • BIOL 1044, Anatomy and Physiology II

  • GSSC 1053, Collaborative Health Care in Canada

  • COMM 1007, College English (if required)


  • DENT 1119, Dental Materials – Specialties

  • DENT 1069, Introduction to Periodontics

  • DENT 1141, Introduction to Client Care

  • PHAR 1010, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I

  • HLTH 1016, Introduction to Community Health

  • NUTR 1020, Nutritional Counselling for the Dental Hygienist


  • DENT 2031, Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist

  • DENT 2021, Advanced Periodontics

  • DENT 2017, Dental Hygiene Principles III

  • DENT 2018, Clinic III: Client Care

  • DENT 2060, Introduction to Research Methods

  • HLTH 2040, Health Promotion

  • PHAR 2010, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II

  • GSSC 1057, Life Span Development


  • DENT 2029, Community Field Practicum

  • DENT 2019, Clinic IV: Advanced Client Care

  • DENT 2045, Ethics and Jurisprudence

  • DENT 2022, Orthodontics for the Dental Hygienist

  • DENT 2046, Dental Hygiene Practice Management

  • DENT 3030, Comprehensive Case Studies in Dental Hygiene

  • DENT 2049, Health Policy

  • GNED, General Education Elective


  • DENT 2047, Consolidation Clinic

  • DENT 2050, Workplace Readiness

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program prepares students academically for future study in many Health Sciences programs by setting a foundation in core mathematics and science courses and providing an overview of the health-care industry.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Dental hygiene practice settings include:

  • clinical practice

  • community health services

  • hospitals

  • teaching institutions

  • collective living centres

  • research

  • the dental industry

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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