Dental Hygiene

TH-Dental Hygiene FR This program prepares the future dental hygienist to become a leader in the promotion of oral health. During the course of the 3-year program, the students will learn to assess oral health needs of the client, design personalized dental hygiene care plans, provide preventive dental hygiene therapy to clients in our on-site high tech dental clinic, take radiographs, insert and carve restorative fillings, fabricate sports mouth guards and provide tooth whitening treatments. But most of all, the students will learn to assume their role as oral health professionals and educators.

Our program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). As a result our graduates are eligible for licensure anywhere in Canada.

WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM

HygienistThroughout the 3 years, the students are required to observe dental hygienists in private practices as well as specialty offices. In third year, the students have unique hands-on experiences like working with the McGill dental students at the Welcome Hall Mission dental clinic for the indigent and participating in an outreach program for underprivileged children from an inner-city school.

L’Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec (OHDQ) issues licenses to graduates with appropriate knowledge of French. In accordance with Québec’s Charter of the French Language, students who attended high school outside Québec may be required to pass the exam from the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) prior to licensure.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…

  • You possess good people skills
  • You are scientifically inclined
  • You enjoy working as part of a team

WHERE DENTAL HYGIENE CAN TAKE YOU!

Most graduates are employed in private dental practices; however public dental health and industry are also career options. Those interested in a career in education must pursue their studies to obtain a university degree which is the minimum requirement to teach in Dental Hygiene.

SAMPLE COURSE PATH

Oral Health Sciences
Dental Anatomy, Head & Neck Anatomy, Prevention I, Orthodontics, Health & Safety, Prosthodontics

Biomedical Sciences
Human Anatomy & Physiology, Dental Microbiology, Systemic and Oral Diseases, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Detection of Oral Diseases, Health History, Radiology

Behavioural Sciences
Prevention II, Public Dental Health theory & fieldwork, Communication & Teamwork

DH Theory & Practice
Instrumentation, Clinic I, II, III & Restorative Dentistry

For complete list of courses, please view the Course Calendar.



 

Information about program costs:

ITEM Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Tuition(a) resident

(b) non-resident

a) $0

b) $1477 per semester= $2954 per year

a) $0

b) $1477 per semester= $2954 per year

a) $0

b) $1477 per semester= $2954 per year

Registration fee $162 per semester $162 per semester $162 per semester
Instruments:(a) purchase

(b) rental

a) $210

b) $0

a) $1350

b) $0

a) $1250

b) $0

Laboratory fees $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Diploma fees (convocation fee) $ 60
Locker fees $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Textbooks $610 $650 $50
Miscellaneous fees for student associations, etc. Included in Registration fee of $162/semester
Clinic attire $ 100-150. $ 50. $ 50.
Additional items Loupes: $900 – $1300 without a light
These fees/costs are subject to change.

CEGEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics, Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology, Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education.

OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics. 

OR Applicants who have not studied in Québec must have education deemed equivalent by the College.

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

Prerequisites for students graduating from high school in 2010 or later.

Prerequisites for students graduating from high school before 2010.



 

HOW DO I APPLY:

John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service.
The application deadline is March 1 (Fall semester). Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.

Program start: Fall 

To apply:

  • Complete the online application at http://sram.omnivox.ca
  • Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number: 111.A0
  • If applicable, mail in photocopies of all required documents and the application fee.

ADMISSIONS OFFICE
514-457-6610 x5361, 5355 & 5358
admissions@johnabbott.qc.ca

DENTAL HYGENE DEPARTMENT
514-457-6610 x5442
dental.hygiene@johnabbott.qc.ca



The Dental Clinic

Located in the Stewart East Building, provides an affordable opportunity to maintain good dental health right here on campus! Dental services are provided by dental hygiene students under the supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists.

Schedule
The Dental Clinic is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:30 from September to May.

How to make an appointment
Call our receptionist at 514-457-5010

All the following services are provided by John Abbott College Dental Hygiene students under the supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists.

Preventive Services

  • Dental exam
  • Radiographs
  • Cleaning
  • Polishing
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Pit and fissure sealants
  • Fluoride application
  • Sport guards

Restorative Services

  • Amalgam fillings
  • Esthetic fillings

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