About this Program

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

Program Highlights

  • Students receive exceptional pre-clinical practice and clinical opportunities in a fully operational, new state-of-the-art Dental Clinic.
  • Inter-professional opportunities with students in other health science disciplines.
  • Comprehensive and varied field placement components.
  • Program teaches an evidence-based dental hygiene curriculum.
Registered Dental Hygienists

Graduates can become Registered Dental Hygienists in Ontario upon fulfillment of the requirements of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario.

Career Opportunities

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

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

Start Dates

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
#0265 - Six Terms (24 Months) Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not 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 niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.