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 Dental Hygiene
SchoolDurham College
LocationOshawa, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 11,000
Length3 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry 
  •   Mathematics 
Prerequisites Notes

Admission requirements are as follows: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status, Grade 12 English (C or U) (minimum 60 per cent average), Grade 11 or 12 biology (C, M or U), Grade 11 or 12 chemistry (C, M or U), Grade 11 or 12 mathematics (C, M or U).

A selective admission test is also required. For more information please review the additional applicant requirements.


Cost per year is based on the 2021-2022 academic year and includes compulsory ancillary and program incidental fees. Does not include textbooks.

DescriptionSpecializing in preventive oral health, dental hygienists work collaboratively with other health professionals to provide client-centred care. Equipped with knowledge of current standards of practice, ethical principles, and a dedication to oral health, you will give your clients another reason to smile.

The Dental Hygiene program integrates academic studies and clinical practice to prepare you to practice with the client and the community, providing collaborative health care in a variety of settings. The dental hygiene process of care is foundational to the clinical experience, emphasizing the acquisition of critical thinking skills while fostering a client-centred approach and upholding the most current standards of practice and ethical principles.

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