Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

This is an 18-month program that develops scientific and general education, professional and clinical skills to enable graduates to provide comprehensive, client-centred dental hygiene care using the dental hygiene process of care.Through coursework and hands-on training, the Dental Hygiene program helps you build the skills to prevent and treat oral disease, provide preventative dental exams and routine dental care, and educate patients how to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

How & When To Apply

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  • Our intakes are March and September.
  • Print out an enrolment package (found on the website or through your e-mail) and fill out the application on the last page. You may also request the enrolment package by emailing
  • Send your application and transcripts by mail, e-mail ( or fax (613-726-3366).
  • Call or e-mail Admissions to set up a date for a tour and entrance test.
  • Successfully score 60% or above on the entrance test.


CNIH is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) since 2007. The accredited program assures students they are receiving an education from a college that meets the highest standards in dental hygiene education.

Successful Results

Be a part of the success that CNIH Graduates have experienced:
  • 93% Spring 2015 results on National Board Exam
  • 91% Fall 2015 results on National Board Exam
  • 87% Spring 2016 results on National Board Exam
  • 93% Fall 2016 results on National Board Exam
  • 91% Spring 2017 results on National Board Exam


Features and Benefits

  • 18 month diploma program with national accreditation (CDAC).
  • Brand new 20,000 sq ft State of the Art Facilities located in the west end of Ottawa.
  • Student focused learning environment. CNIH provides students with the tools to succeed which include mentorship support, faculty advisors and on-campus counselling services.
  • CNIH is conveniently located steps away from transit, affordable housing, and onsite shopping and services to meet most of your needs.


Canadian National Institute of Health – Financing Your Education!

1. Student Loans from Financial institutions

Financial institutions are likely to finance students in a low risk category as they are aware of the favourable employment prospects and relatively high salaries. CNIH is currently affiliated with RBC, however, we encourage students to seek out the most competitive rates possible.

2. Monthly Payments

We make paying for your education easier by offering monthly payment options.

3. Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) if you are named as the beneficiary of this plan you may be able to use these funds.

4. The Lifelong Learning Plan

Withdrawal from Registered Retirement Saving Plans (RRSP). The Canada Revenue Agency Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) : allows you to withdraw funds from your RRSP’S to finance education. You can also withdraw from your spouse or common law partner. Limits are $10,000 per year to a maximum of $20,000.

5. Employment Ontario

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) administers programs (Second Career) that help unemployed Ontarians retrain and get back into the workforce .

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