Dental Hygiene - Future Students

Why Choose Dental Hygiene  I  Program Overview 
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Why choose Dental Hygiene at the University of Manitoba?

The University of Manitoba's School of Dental Hygiene has a fifty year history, producing quality graduates, many of whom have become highly respected leaders within the profession provincially, nationally, and internationally.

Diploma program

Following one year of prerequisite studies in the University I program, dental hygiene students complete two full years (four terms) of professional studies including extensive clinical and community experience and are granted a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. 

Fully accredited - Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada

The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, enabling graduates to seek licensure throughout Canada and the U.S. after successful completion of a National Board Examination. Graduates are eligible to write the National Dental Hygiene Certificate Examination, which provides portability across Canada.

Why choose a Dental Hygiene Profession?

Dental hygiene is a dynamic and exciting health care profession. Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who serve the public in oral disease prevention and oral health promotion through a uniquely holistic approach. The scope of practice includes the provision of preventive, educational and therapeutic services to both the individual and the community. Dental hygienists play an important roll in the assessment planning, treatment and evaluation of periodontal diseases.

Find out more about the Dental Hygiene profession and employment opportunities.

Dental Hygiene Programs & Schools

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association provides a list of schools which provide the dental hygiene program as a field of study:


Brushing Teeth

Dental Hygiene... a professional career

In addition to the traditional scope of dental hygiene practice, students at the University of Manitoba become competent in the management of local anaesthesia, a variety of orthodontic procedures, and a preclinical restorative course enabling them to place both plastic and silver alloy fillings.

Dental Hygiene... a winning year

The "Drive for Top Five" remains strong and alive as the 2010 - 11 Dental Hygiene students outperformed  the national average within every category in the recent national board scores.  Another fine example of the quality of faculty, students, staff and educational programs at the University of Manitoba.

DH Accreditation

School of Dental Hygiene - Accreditation