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Dental Hygiene

BSc(Dental Hygiene Specialization)-Post Diploma Degree Completion

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Why get a BSc(Dental Hygiene Specialization)-Post Diploma Degree Completion degree?

Why study Dental Hygiene at the University of Alberta?

The School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta offers a fully accredited program, with state-of-the-art facilities including a full-service dental clinic. We also value giving back and community involvement: our Dental Hygiene students become community partners early in their learning by volunteering with non-profit organizations, going on Global Missions, working with children and seniors, and providing services to the public.

Possible Careers

  • Dental Hygienist

Megan, from Wainwright, is a Medicine student, mental health advocate, and volunteer. As an undergrad, Megan spent four summers in Ecuador working with a non-profit, shadowing physicians and volunteering with rural housing construction. Now, she's back at the U of A to complete her degree.

Non-Direct Entry

These programs require at least one year of pre-professional study before you can be admitted.

Academic Requirements - Program A

This program is intended for diploma graduates from the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Program between the years of 1998-2001 who completed the extended diploma curriculum.
Applications for admission are accepted between July 1 to November 1 the year prior to the year admission is sought.

Admission requirements

  • Graduation from University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Program with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Letter(s) of good standing from current and previous licensing bodies.

Program A consists of the following courses (18 units of course weight):

  • D HYG 417 - *3
  • D HYG 418 - *3
  • D HYG 431 - *3
  • D HYG 440 - *3
  • Two options (At the 300- or 400 level with the approval of Program Director) - *6
  • A maximum of *3 from PAC course is permitted. (D HYG 430 may be taken as an option)

Note: Advanced credit for two options at the 300 or 400 level may be provided for University of Alberta 1998 graduates who have successfully completed DHYG 214 Spring/Summer session 1997.

 


Academic Requirements - Program B

This program is intended for diploma graduates from the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Program prior to 1998 and after 2008 as well as graduates from other accredited dental hygiene programs in Canada and Internationally.
Applications for admission are accepted between July 1 to November 1 the year prior to the year admission is sought.


Admission requirements

  • Graduation from University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Program or other accredited Canadian or International Dental Hygiene Programs with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • For applicants who have not graduated from the University of Alberta program, proof of licensure to practice dental hygiene within Canada.
  • English language proficiency/spoken English requirement (if required).

For University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Diploma graduates whose program was 2 years in length and all non-graduates of the University of Alberta program, applicants must have completed an additional *30 of University transferable course weight of which the following are required:

  • PSYCHOLOGY - *3.0
  • SOCIOLOGY or HUMANITIES - *3.0
  • ENGLISH - *6.0
  • STATISTICS - *3.0

Note: If dental hygiene graduates from other accredited Dental Hygiene Programs in Canada and Internationally have taken a pre-professional year (with courses recognized as University transferable), these courses will be assessed upon application for admission.
Program B consists of the following courses (30 units of course weight)

  • D HYG 417 - *3
  • D HYG 418 - *3
  • D HYG 422 - *3
  • D HYG 431 - *3
  • D HYG 440 - *3
  • D HYG 468 (or equivalent health research course) - *3
  • Four Options - *12 (Two at the 300 or 400 level with the approval of Program Director). A maximum of *3 from PAC course is permitted. (D HYG 430 may be taken as an option)
Note: Advanced credits for two options (one option at the 300 or 400 level and one option at the 200 level) will be provided for University of Alberta 1997 graduates who have successfully completed DHYG 213 in the Spring/Summer Session 1996.

 



Academic Requirements - Program C

This program is intended for diploma graduates from the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Program between the years of 2002 - 2007 who have completed the extended diploma curriculum.
Applications for admission are accepted between July 1 to November 1 the year prior to the year admission is sought.


Admission requirements

  • Graduation from University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Program with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Letter(s) of good standing from current and previous licensing bodies.

Program C consists of the following courses (30 units of course weight):

  • D HYG 417 - *3
  • D HYG 418 - *3
  • D HYG 422 - *3
  • D HYG 431 - *3
  • D HYG 440 - *3
  • D HYG 468 (or equivalent health research course) - *3
  • SOC 210 (Or equivalent statistics course) - *3
  • Three Options (Two at the 300 or 400 level with the approval of Program Director) - *9
  • A maximum of *3 from PAC courses is permitted. (D HYG 430 may be taken as an option)
 

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