Dental Hygiene

Entry Requirements

Students are accepted into the dental hygiene program from Canada, the United States and abroad. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as space is limited. Admission into the program is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission into the program. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as space is limited.

Starting the application process is easy, start by filling out the “Request Free Info” on this page and an admissions representative will contact you. The admissions representatives work with each applicant.

Start Dates:

Students are accepted into the program April and October of each year.

Program Length:

The program is 79 weeks in length.

Admissions Process:

Complete the “Request Free Info” form on this page or call us at 905-278-2794 (1-866-899-9091 toll free) to start the application process. Our admissions representatives will schedule a clinic tour, arrange an initial interview, and answer any questions you may have.

Applicants are required to successfully complete the following:

  • Reading comprehension test (Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test)
    Test Dates: Monday to Friday (please call 905 278 2794 to arrange a time).
    Fee: $75.00 payable on the day of testing.
  • Essay – to assess the candidate’s writing ability (formation of paragraphs, use of the appropriate grammar, sentences, as well as use of relevant or supporting content, and continuity of thought).
  • Applicants educated in Ontario must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent, which must include:
    • Grade 12 University Preparation English (minimum grade 60%) or Grade 12 College Preparation English (minimum grade 70%)
    • Grade 12 University Preparation Biology (minimum grade 60%) or Grade 12 College Preparation Biology (minimum grade 70%)
    • Grade 12 College Preparation Chemistry is recommended
  • Applicants educated in Canada but outside Ontario must have a high school diploma equivalent to an O.S.S.D. and include the following:
    • Grade 12 English (minimum grade 60%)
    • Grade 12 Biology (minimum grade 60%)
    • Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry is recommended
  • Applicants educated outside Canada must have the following educational requirements:
  • Proof of certification in Standard First Aid (SFA) and CPR-C and Basic Life Support (BLS), including training on the use of bag-valve-mask (BVM/Ambu bag) devices must be obtained in the calendar year of the scheduled start date and renewed annually while enrolled in the program.
  • Confidential current immunization report to be completed by a physician (detailed information on immunization requirements are available on request).
  • “Clear” Police Vulnerable Sector Check (must be valid annually and be for individuals that are working or volunteering with vulnerable individuals), which must be renewed annually while in the program
  • Confirmation from a dentist confirming the applicant has good oral health.
  • Confirmation from a dentist confirming that the applicant has conducted an observation in his/her dental office for a minimum of two days and observed dental and dental hygiene procedures (those with a diploma in dental assisting or foreign training in dentistry may be exempted from this requirement but must provide proof).
  • Eligible applicants must be available for an in-person or phone interview.
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from all institutions, including those from high school and higher education along with their application.


-Foreign-trained dentists are not required to have the equivalent of a Grade 11/12 biology but must have an equivalent of a grade 12 English. All educational documents must be assessed by the World Education Service (WES) or the International Qualifications Assesment Service ( prior to admission to the program.

-Advanced Standing and Transfer Students: Students are not admitted into the program with advanced standing and/or transfer.


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