Dental Hygiene Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    Dental Hygiene is a health care discipline involving both theory and practice. The practice of dental hygiene can generally be defined as a collaborative relationship in which the dental hygienist works with the client and society in general, to achieve and maintain optimal oral health as an integral part of well-being. The dental hygiene practitioner develops and implements health promotion, and preventive and therapeutic interventions in a variety of settings. The professional role of a dental hygienist is multi-faceted involving five primary responsibilities: clinical therapy, health promotion, education, administration and research. Upon successful completion of the Dental Hygiene Program and the National Dental Hygiene Certification Examination, graduates will receive a certificate of registration from the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario as a Dental Hygienist.
  • Academic Title
    Dental Hygiene Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    DH 109     Histology and Embryology     3
    DH 110     Microbiology for the Hygienist     3
    DH 111     Dental and Orofacial Anatomy     3
    DH 114     Anatomy and Physiology     3
    DH 132     Principles of Dental Hygiene I     6
    DH 134     Radiology Theory     3
    CS 117     Communication Strategies     3
    Total     24

    Second Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    PY 169     Interpersonal Communications     3
    DH 230     Dental Materials     3
    DH 231     Fundamentals of Oral Disease Prevention     3
    DH 232     Principles of Dental Hygiene II     3
    DH 233     Dental Hygiene Clinic I     3
    DH 237     Clinical Techniques Lab     3
    DH 235     Dental Specialties     3
    DH 236     Pharmacology     3
    Total     24

    Third Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 217     Communications for Health Professionals     3
    DH 320     Periodontology     3
    DH 326     Oral Pathology     3
    DH 331     Professions, Ideology and Change     3
    DH 332     Process of Care Applications     3
    DH 333     Dental Hygiene Clinic II     9
    Total     24
    Fourth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    DH 330     Wellness-Issues and Controversies     3
    DH 430     Community Health Promotion     3
    DH 431     Special Needs Client Care     3
    DH 432     Case Presentation     3
    DH 433     Dental Clinic III     12
    PY 299     Developmental Psychology     3
    Total     27

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