Clinical Competency Assessment

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  • Saturday January 20-Sunday January 21, 2024* (Registration and payment to be received by Dec 21, 2023)
  • Thursday May 2-Friday May 3, 2024* (Registration and payment to be received by April 1, 2024)
  • Monday August 19- Tuesday August 20, 2024* (Registration and payment to be received by July 20, 2024)

*Dates may be subject to change*

About this Program

The Dental Hygiene Clinical Competency Assessment program at the University of Alberta Oral Health Clinic is a comprehensive evaluation of pre-clinical and clinical procedures using Criteria for Evaluation rubrics to determine standard met or standard not met. This 1:1 instructor-student ratio program is designed to determine participant competence in dental hygiene practice and identify areas for additional training or assessment.

Upon completion of the program, participants are expected to have been able to demonstrate reflective, ethical professional practice, integrate collaboration and communication with clients, colleagues, and health care providers, show an evidence based approach to the dental hygiene process of care, and demonstrate proficiency within a clinical care context. Results of the evaluations are sent to the ACDH (or applicable Provincial Regulatory body) for consideration of eligibility for registration for practice. Please note that completion of this program does not guarantee eligibility for Entry to Practice as determined by the Alberta College of Dental Hygienists (or applicable Provincial Regulatory body).

Enroll in our Dental Hygiene Clinical Competency Assessment program to receive comprehensive evaluation. Register today to take the next step towards your dental hygiene career goals.



Requirements and Eligibility are determined by the ACDH (or applicable Provincial Regulatory body). Participants must provide proof of Dental Hygiene Program graduation (transcript, diploma, or degree certificate), current CPR-BLS Level within the last 12 months, and successful completion of the NDHCB examination within the last 36 months.

Day 1 - SIM and Case Study

On the first day of the program, participants will complete pre-clinical instrumentation assessment, demonstrate pre-clinical radiographic technique and interpretation, and complete a case study. This will be followed by clinical delivery of dental hygiene care in a partner clinic format.

Schedule: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (1-hour lunch break)

Day 2 - Patient Care Clinical

The final day of the program will consist of providing dental hygiene therapy for a client under the supervision of an instructor.


  • Participant Dismissed 8:00 am to 1:00 pm