Dental
Hygiene

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Complete this program
in just 18 months!

Secure a job after the program and earn approximately $70,000 a year.

Oxford College is one of the few private postsecondary institutions in Canada that offers this program, giving you unparalleled hands-on training. Students will benefit from our state-of-the-art learning facilities and a supportive mentoring environment.

As a dental hygienist, you will provide dental hygiene treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. Our program prepares you to provide client-centred care in a wide range of practice environments. You’ll learn the theoretical and practical skills needed to achieve professional success as a vital member of a healthcare team.

Students will
learn how to:

  • Conduct an initial dental assessment and consult with dentists on patient care
  • Take dental impressions
  • Instruct patients regarding oral hygiene procedures
  • Clean and stimulate the gums to prevent gum disease
  • Remove stains and deposits from teeth to prevent tooth and root decay
  • Apply fluoride treatment
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • Perform restorative and orthodontic procedures under the direction of a dentist
  • Supervise dental assistants in their healthcare functions

Career Opportunities

Dental hygienists are employed in dentists’ offices, hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, government agencies, and private industries.

Let our education counsellors help you get the education you need to launch your career.

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