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This program is designed to assist students learn foundation knowledge which forms the basis for dental hygiene theory and practice, critical thinking, professionalism and the promotion of health and wellness.

Graduate Outcomes

Graduates may apply to provincial authorities for registration. Opportunities exist to obtain registration and licensure in over fifty countries where dental hygiene is an integral component of health care. Specific additional requirements may be necessary depending on the registration and licensing authority. Registered dental hygienists work in a number of settings including general and specialty dental offices, dental hygiene practices, residential care facilities, hospitals, community health agencies and educational institutions.

What you will learn

A graduate has met the goals of the VCC Dental Hygiene Diploma program based on the Entry-to-Practice Standards and Competencies for Canadian Dental Hygienists by reliably demonstrating knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the following domains:

Professional: Use elements of the arts and science of dental hygiene in the service of the public such as the application of codes of ethics and professional conduct, the development of safe practice environments, and the responsibility/accountability for decisions and actions appropriate for a self-regulating profession.

Communicator/Collaborator: Use effective verbal, non-verbal, visual, written, and electronic communication methods in the exchange of ideas, opinions and information relevant to dental hygiene practice. As well as influence and work with others to improve the health and well-being of the public.

Critical Thinker: Invoke systematic inquiry, reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making strategies in the provision of all dental hygiene services.

Advocate: Speak, write, or act in support of causes, policies, individuals, or groups that aid to reduce inequities in health status or improve access to health services.

Coordinator: Support client needs and outcomes through the coordination and management of services, actions and resources.

Clinical Therapist: Provide primary, interceptive, therapeutic, preventive, and supportive care procedures that enable individuals and groups to achieve optimal oral health that contributes to overall health.

Oral Health Educator: Apply teaching and learning principles to facilitate the development and expansion of skills, attitudes, knowledge and behaviour which support oral health and general health.

Health Promoter: Use health promotion principles and strategies to enable individuals and groups to increase their control over and to improve their health.

What to expect

The Dental Hygiene Program integrates the Entry-to-Practice National and Provincial standards and the National Competencies. These support the dental hygiene process of care by more clearly articulating the abilities inherent in the assessment, diagnosis/decision-making, planning, implementation and evaluation of dental hygiene services.

There is a focus on biomedical sciences, dental hygiene theory of practice, and behavioural sciences in the program. Instruction builds upon the knowledge and abilities of the first year university pre-requisite courses and introduces more advanced community and client care entry-to-practice level concepts in the final year.

Learning is fostered through seminars, lectures, labs, clinical practice sessions, group work, independent study, problem based learning, community outreach, and clinical rotations.

Students have opportunities to apply knowledge and practice various abilities while working with the public in the VCC Dental Clinic. In addition, rotations to a wide variety of health care and community facilities are organized for students to learn and apply abilities and knowledge in context.

في أي قسم أنا؟

Vancouver Community College

خيارات الدراسة

دوام كامل (2 أعوام )

رسوم التسجيــل
CAD$19,449.00 (US$ 15,606) سنوياً
CAN $38,898 (estimated based on 2020-21 rates, effective until August 2021)
الموعد النهائي للتسجيل

31 July 2021

تاريخ البدء

سبتمبر 2021

مكان عقــد الدورة

Vancouver Community College

Downtown campus,

100 -250 West Pender St.,

VANCOUVER,

British Columbia (BC),

V6B 1S9, Canada

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للطلاب الدوليين

International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

A comprehensive evaluation of education from International Credential Education Service (ICES) if applicants university education is not from a Canadian or American institution

Completion of first year university transfer credit courses with overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) in Human Anatomy & Physiology (6 credits), Chemistry (6 credits), English (6 credits), Psychology (6 credits), Introductory Statistics (3 credits), and an Elective course (3 credits)

This is a selection program. Admission to this program is through a competitive selection process.

English Entrance Requirements

University English academic course with a C+ grade

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