Refresher for Dental Hygiene

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Course Selection

The office of Continuing Dental Education in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta offers refresher course for Dental Hygiene.

  • If you have been out of practice for 3 to 5 years, register for the 5 day option.
  • If you have been out of practice for over 5 years, register for the 10 day option.

The Dental Hygiene Refresher course is also available for those hygienists currently practicing but are seeking to upgrade their competencies.

Course Schedule

2024 Dates

Online eClass access February 8, 2024 
Clinical June 3 - June 14, 2024

Dates may be subject to change.

2025 Dates

Online eClass access Coming Soon
Clinical Coming Soon

Dates may be subject to change.

Payment Schedule

If you opt for paying in installments, you must adhere to the following schedule:

Payments Payment Due
Installment 1 At registration
Installment 2 March 17
Installment 3 May 17

Pricing may be subject to change.

Important: Failure to pay on time may result in late fees, an inability to access eClass, an inability to attend clinicals, or removal from the course without refund. Please note payment in full is required for our program coordinator to submit the report to the ACDH Registrar (or applicable regulatory authority) following completion of the course.

Pre-course Requirements

Participants must have a current CPR certificate (BLS – issued within the last 12 months that will remain valid through the clinical sessions).

Out of province dental hygienists must provide CDE, in writing, confirmation of where to send results and reports for their registration acknowledging that evaluative information will be sent to the provincial regulatory body.

  • It is the responsibility of participants to confirm with their regulator that this course will meet the requirements for recertification.

For Alberta registrants, please contact the ACDH Registration Coordinator at 780.465.1756 for information regarding registration in Alberta.

Online Components

Participants will have access to an online eClassroom that will guide their progress through the 3-month self-study component. Required readings, reflections, video lectures, video resources and other learning activities will help prepare participants for the QA Test, the on-site clinical component, and help supplement and enrich their preparations for returning to the workforce.

Upon completion of online course components, participants will write the Quality Assurance Program Assessment Tool. The participant must successfully complete this PASS/FAIL exam prior to admittance into the clinical portion of the course.

  • An additional fee of $85.00 will be required by a later date by the QA Exam providers.
  • If a participant has successfully completed either the NDHCB National Board exam or QA test within the last year, this requirement may be waived.

Required Text

Darby and Walsh: Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice. 5th edition. Elsevier, 2020. ISBN 978-0-323-47719-2

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