Dal launches part-time Dental Hygiene degree

January 20, 2021
Dalhousie University’s School of Dental Hygiene has launched a Bachelor of Dental Hygiene. The two-year, part-time degree allows practicing dental hygienists to continue their education while working. Students in the BDH program participate in teaching first-year dental hygiene students and in outreach activities that promote oral health in different settings. They additionally complete a research project as part of the degree. “The BDH really is a stepping-stone to new avenues for dental hygiene students,” said Dr Leigha Rock, director of the School of Dental Hygiene. “And it helps to bolster our profession. Students with the BDH can go on to masters and other degree programs. To think that we have increased accessibility to these opportunities for a whole new group of people is so exciting.” Dal (NS)