Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

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What do Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists do?

Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene assessment/treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They may take dental impressions, remove stains/deposits from teeth, take and develop X-rays, clean and stimulate the gums, and apply fluoride treatment.

Dental therapists carry out limited dental services related to the prevention and treatment of diseases/disorders of the teeth and mouth. They may remove stains and deposits from teeth, take dental impressions and X-rays, fill cavities, extract teeth, and replace portions of tooth crowns.

How to become: Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

To be a dental hygienist or dental therapist, you need to complete a one- to three-year college program or approved training.

To be a dental hygienist, you need a one- to three-year college or university program or another approved program in dental hygiene recognized by the governing board within your province or territory.

You must obtain a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have an undergraduate university degree.

Where to study for a career as: Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Hygiene Diploma; Advanced
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Hygiene Diploma; Advanced
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Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Hygiene Diploma
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Hygiene Diploma; Advanced
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Oulton College
Moncton, New Brunswick, CA

Related Program(s):
Dental Hygiene Diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists make?

Low:
$55,120
Average:
$74,880
High:
$99,840

Job openings for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

Job Seekers:
15,300
Job Openings:
12,900