About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:Six Terms (24 Months)

Program Highlights

  • New state-of-the-art Dental Clinic
  • Students receive exceptional pre-clinical practice and clinical opportunities in a fully operational dental clinic
  • Interprofessional opportunities with students in other health science disciplines
  • Comprehensive and varied field placement experiences
  • Program is fully accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC)
  • Evidence-based dental hygiene curriculum
  • Graduates are eligible to write the entry to practice examination (NDHCB) which enhances portability through Canada
  • Graduates can become Registered Dental Hygienists in Ontario following successful completion of the NDHCB
  • Unique program delivery that has students progress through six consecutive terms and graduate in 24 months

Career Opportunities

  • Community health settings
  • Dental sales/supplies companies
  • Dental research
  • Independent dental hygiene practice
  • General dental practices
  • Hospital dental facilities
  • Long-term care homes
  • Specialty dental practices
  • Educational institutions

The Dental Hygiene program at Niagara College has helped open doors for me that I never knew existed. Not only does the program have high academic standards, but it also offers invaluable hands-on clinical experience that ensures in a rewarding profession.

Jennifer Smith, Dental Hygiene graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
#0265 - Six Terms (24 Months) Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available
September 2018Closed
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at vnmanga.info/transfercredit.