Spotlight: Dental Hygienist

Bachelor Degree (4 years) Diploma (up to 3 years)

Learn more about the dental hygiene profession.

A dental hygienist is a health professional who provides care in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, including cleaning teeth and checking patients for signs of disease. They also help to educate patients on maintaining good oral health.


Individuals must complete either a diploma or bachelor program.

For B.C. program information, visit:

College of New Caledonia  (two-year diploma program)
Vancouver Community College  (two-year diploma program)
Camosun College  (two-year diploma program)
Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene  (two-year diploma program)
Vancouver Island University  (two-year diploma program)
University of British Columbia  (four-year bachelor program)