Canada

dipolm Dental Hygiene

Canada

College of New Caledonia

Prince George, Canada

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About Course


Key information
Duration
: 2 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Tuition fees
: 10.00 CAD / Per Year
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9 | TOEFL 80/120
Exam Intake
: Sep
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • DIPLOMA IN DENTAL HYGIENE

  • Dental hygienists practice in a variety of settings, including private dental practices, independent dental hygiene practice; public health facilities, hospitals, long term care facilities, educational institutions, research and dental industry.
  • Dental hygienists provide services and programs to people of all ages, addressing issues related to oral health. Responsibilities of the dental hygienist include Patient assessment; identification of patient health status and needs; planning for patient care; delivering education and patient services and assessing the outcomes of care provided
  • Dental hygiene is a fast-growing and rewarding profession for men and women interested in a career in the health sector. Dental hygiene is the 6th largest regulated heath profession in Canada with over 28,000 practitioners. Registered Dental Hygienists are highly educated, licensed and regulated healthcare professionals whose education and practice focus on the prevention of oral disease and the promotion of overall health and well-being. Dental Hygienists can work independent of or alongside a dentist and are an important part of the health care team. 

    Dental hygienists practice in a variety of settings, including private dental practices, independent dental hygiene practice; public health facilities, hospitals, long term care facilities, educational institutions, research and dental industry. Dental Hygienists often have the flexibility to work full or part time in these various settings.

    Dental hygienists provide services and programs to people of all ages, addressing issues related to oral health. Responsibilities of the dental hygienist include:

    Patient assessment; identification of patient health status and needs; planning for patient care; delivering education and patient services and assessing the outcomes of care provided.

    Specific clinical duties may include medical history taking; performing routine head and neck examinations; dental and periodontal examinations; exposing of dental images; oral hygiene education; administration of local anesthetic; scaling of teeth and preventative fluoride applications.

    Careers

    Our graduates are career-ready and are highly employable. CNC graduates are highly sought after and are employed in dental practices, residential care facilities, public health units, community care centers, educational programs and independent dental hygiene practices. Average hourly salary in BC is approx. $42 per hour. Yearly average salary is approximately $67,000.

    Accreditation

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    The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. When you graduate, you’re eligible to write Canadian and American national certification exams.

    Learning experience at CNC

    CNC dental hygiene program offers small class sizes and a 1:6 ratio of faculty to students in the clinical setting. Our clinic is equipped with 20 dental operatories and 4 radiography rooms with computerized dental stations and digital radiography and record keeping abilities. Students are activity involved in our dental clinic providing patient-centered oral healthcare care services.

    Our dental hygiene curriculum also includes community-based student activities. For example, CNC Dental Studies works collaboratively with the Northern Health Authority to deliver a Seal in a Smile program to elementary school aged children annually. Students experience community service-learning, and deliver education and oral health services to local community partners. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Health Care Traveling Roadshow.

    Join this fast-growing and rewarding profession for men and women interested in a career in the health sector.

Entry Requirement


  • Applicants must have completed high school with an average GPA of 3.0 (“B”) with no grade lower than a “C” in any of the prerequisite courses Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, English and Math Academic transcripts required Submit reference letter
  • Applicant must be high school passed.

Application Process


  • The College of New Caledonia is a public higher education institution located in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The College started its journey of educating students in 1962. The average annual enrollment of the college is approximately 5,000 students. The College has 3 different admission processes - open, limited and selective admission.

    There are 864 certificate courses and 93 degree programs offered at the College of New Caledonia. The College offers a full range of career, technical, vocational and university credit programs. Some of the subject areas in which programs are offered include business and management, community and continuing education, health sciences, human services, technologies, trades and industry, upgrading and access and university studies.

    Some points to be kept in mind while applying to College of New Caledonia are as follows:
  • The College opens its applications for 3 intake sessions for Summer, Fall and Spring in the months of May, September and January respectively.
  • Applications are accepted until the program start date of each semester depending on the availability of seats.
  • International applicants are advised to apply 6 months before the semester starts for a smooth process.
  • The College accepts both online and offline applications.
  • The Admission Office reviews online applications on a priority basis.
  • To apply, an applicant is to provide all the personal information such as legal name, contact details, citizenship and academic history, etc.
  • Note: Due to COVID-19, working of testing centres around the world has been affected. Therefore, College of New Caledonia will be accepting Duolingo Language Test for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021

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