Dental Hygiene Programs

In Canada, dental hygienists must successfully complete a dental hygiene diploma or bachelor program. The curriculum focuses on oral and clinical science, with an emphasis on health promotion and preventive, motivational and communication strategies. To be able to practice, dental hygienists must be registered or licensed by the dental hygiene regulatory authority in their provincial or territorial jurisdiction.

There are two accredited dental hygiene schools in the Maritimes. Dalhousie University located in Halifax, Nova Scotia offers both a diploma and a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene and Oulton College in Moncton, New Brunswick offers a diploma in Dental Hygiene.

School of Dental Hygiene

Faculty of Dentistry
Dalhousie University
5981 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 3J5
Tel: 902-494-1672

Oulton College

Dental Hygiene Program
55 Lutz Street
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 0L2
Tel: 506-858-9696
Toll Free: 1-888-757-2020
Fax: 506-858-8490

For a complete listing of dental hygiene programs, please go to the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) homepage and click on Education and then follow the link dental hygiene programs.