Dental Hygiene

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Prepare for a career as a dental hygienist as you study both theory and evidence-based practice. Dental hygiene theory and practice draw on biomedical, social and behavioural sciences as well as the body of dental hygiene knowledge. Key responsibilities of dental hygienists include health promotion, education, clinical therapy, research, change agent, and administration.

Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre
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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Dentistry
  • Degree: Bachelor of Dental Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • No Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

The Dental Hygiene program prepares you to become a dental hygienist committed to advancing oral health and community service. Dental Hygiene is a health profession involving theory and evidence-based practice that draw on biomedical, social, and behavioural sciences, as well as the body of dental hygiene knowledge. Dental hygienists are responsible for health promotion, education, clinical therapy, research, and administration. The practice of dental hygiene involves collaboration with clients, dentists, dental assistants, other health professionals, and society.

The Dental Hygiene program accepts applications from international students. Prospective international students should determine certification requirements in the country of their intended practice.  All applicants should be aware that owing to the small number of places available each year, the program is very competitive for entry.

Campus features

The Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre clinical facility possesses state-of-the-art technology and an innovative architectural design for effective learning, community service and research.

Program Requirements

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