Dalhousie University

Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Dental Hygiene

Address:

Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

5850 College Street

Halifax, NS

Canada

Phone:

1-902-494-2051

Fax:

1-902-494-1212

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Dental hygienist

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The education of dental hygienists, which requires a minimum of 2 years study after senior matriculation, emphasizes basic sciences, (chemistry, biology, nutrition, anatomy, and physiology) and communications. Students develop the specific clinical skills necessary to provide preventive dental health services to the public. Dental hygienists are eligible to apply for provincial licensure after graduation from a recognized education program. The licensing of dental hygienists falls in accordance with the provincial health care legislation.