Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Program at Vancouver Island University

Free Program Information Sessions

  • Next Information Session:  Th, Nov 18, 2021 (6-7 pm).  Register now (email and you will receive an email with information on how to access this session via Zoom.
  • Th, Feb 24, 2022 (6-8 pm).  Additional information will be posted on how to register.

About the Dental Hygiene Diploma Program

The Dental Hygiene Diploma is a two-year, full-time academic program. The program is offered at the Nanaimo campus of Vancouver Island University. Students will be required to complete six semesters of academic study and clinical practice, including Fall, Spring and Intersession semesters. The anticipated time commitment from students is from September to May for both years one and two. Theoretical and practical class work occurs on campus and in the community from Monday to Saturday, including days and evenings.

Mission Statement

To provide the educational foundation necessary to support dental hygiene theory and practice. The program fosters critical and ethical thinking skills, professionalism, lifelong learning, and evidence-based practice through interdisciplinary collaboration.  Advocacy, oral health promotion, and disease prevention are integral components of the program.

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