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The Canadian Academy of Dental Health & Community Services


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Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

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  • CADH continually promotes continuing education and life-long learning. The Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences (CADH) is proud to have an Articulation Agreement with Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL). This agreement allows Dental Hygienists the opportunity to complete TRU-OL’s Bachelor of Health Science program.

    Through TRU-OL’s Bachelor of Health Science program, successful graduates of the accredited CADH Dental Hygiene program have the opportunity to attain maximum credit for the pre-assessed CADH courses in a streamlined process.

    Students that have graduated from the Dental Hygiene diploma program between November 30th, 2011 and November 30th 2014 are eligible to receive a maximum of 54 PLAR credit towards the TRU Open Learning Bachelor of Health Science program.  For more information on admissions, please contact TRU:

    CADH Dental Hygiene diploma graduates outside of these dates, are still welcome to apply to TRU OL Bachelor of Health Science program. More information on TRU OL Bachelor of Health Science program can be located at

  • The dental hygiene program at CADH is a 20-month, CDAC accredited diploma program of full-time classroom and clinical instruction. The Dental Hygiene Diploma program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. The program prepares students to practice as primary oral health-care providers. The curriculum focuses on developing fundamental knowledge required for contemporary dental hygiene practice. The curriculum is rigorous. Students must be prepared to completely dedicate time and effort to the coursework for successful completion of the program. The bright and modern facility, digital radiography and well qualified instructors all play a significant role in CADH consistenly achieving top tier pass rates on the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board Exams. Notably, students of CADH score well above the provincial average of all public and private accredited Dental Hygiene institutions. As a result, our upcoming class is close to capacity so applicants are encouraged to begin the admissions process as soon as possible. Congratulations to all!


    Academic Level 01 Pre Clinical Practice 1 Practice Environment 1 Dental Anatomy Client Management & Education Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology Radiography Theory Communication Techniques Microbiology & Infection Control Head and Neck Anatomy Professional Issues 1 Psychology for the Dental Health Professional Oral Histology & Embryology Radiography Laboratory Academic Level 02 Clinical Practice 1 Professional Issues II Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist I Oral Pathology Practice Environment II Community Dental Health II Nutrition Pre Clinical Practice II Introduction to Research Academic Level 3 Clinical Practice II Case Studies in Dental Hygiene Professional Issues II Inter-professional Collaborative Practice Community Dental Health II Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist II Academic Level 04 Consolidation-Level 4 prepares the student to meet time requirements for clinical dental hygiene practice in today’s dental office environments. Students work in the community with Schools, Nursing Homes, Shelters and Health Missions Outreach- CADH is the only private school exposing its’ students to this type of real work experience, a valuable asset that dentists are looking for in new hires.
  • The Intra-Oral Dental Assistant Level I & II program at CADH is a 42-week diploma program comprised of full-time (25.5 hours/week), classroom, clinical and laboratory instruction. The program is offered in the mornings (8am-1pm). Please note: Class times may be altered. Dental digital imaging; a modern dental laboratory and dispensary; a library resource center complete with WiFi accessibility; a lounge area; computer work stations with on-site digital references further complement CADH’s state of the art facility. The CADH clinic houses 22 fully equipped and digitized radiographic dental operatories providing its students with an unparalleled opportunity for superior training in this discipline. Students in the program receive experience in the providing of dental care, safety protocols,infection control and the management of client records. CADH is approved by the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act (HARP) and upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to expose, process and mount not only conventional radiographs, but also due to the implementation of digital radiography centers at each operatory, CADH students will also be trained in digital radiography. Additionally, students attending CADH will have the added benefit of studying collaboratively with dental hygiene students as CADH has the largest dental hygiene training facility in Peel region. Important to note is that students are responsible for providing their own clients for the clinical component of the program. CADH will provide assistance if required. The program prepares the student to become a Certified Dental Assistant. The successful graduate is eligible and may apply for certification with the Ontario Dental Assistants Association (ODAA) following successful completion of the National Dental Assistants Board Examination (NDABE). Successful completion on the examination is necessary to be eligible to work as a Level I or Level II Intra Oral Dental Assistant in Ontario. Graduates have a broad range of employment options including,but not limited to, private practice, public health services, hospitals as well as opportunities in dental education and dental sales.


    Professionalism, Ethics and Jurisprudence Infection Control in Dentistry Oral Facial Sciences (oral anatomy, dentitions, tooth numbering systems, charting symbols) Computer Essentials Dental Practice Management Employment and Career Management Dental Sciences Patient Information and Assessment Communications: Psychology; dealing with Clients with Special Needs Oral Health Management Dental Radiography (Digital and Conventional) Safety and Emergency measures (oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodonics,orthodonics, CPR and First Aid training (see note below) Pharmacology, Anesthesia and Pain control Clinical Dentistry Intra-Oral Skills External Work Placement
  • The Restorative Hygiene Program is a 21-week program that will prepare students to develop restorative and preventative skills. Students admitted to the program must be currently registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. During the program, students will learn to:
      • Conduct an initial dental assessment and consult with dentists and restorative dental hygienists on patient care
      • Instruct patients on oral hygiene procedures
      • Perform the following restorative procedures:
        • place and finish amalgam
        • perform composite and temporary restorations
        • take final impressions
        • cement provisional restorations
        • complete final cementation and bonding of indirect restorations
        • perform orthodontic procedures

    Admission Requirements

      • Current registration with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
      • Admissions interview
      • Once admitted, must submit:
        • Medical Certificate (must be free of communicable diseases; immunization report)
        • Clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (must be valid annually and be for individuals that are working or volunteering with vulnerable individuals)
        • Current CPR and First Aid (must be renewed on an annual basis)

    Curriculum Overview

    MODULE Professional Responsibility Nomenclature and Instrumentation Dental Materials Dental Anatomy Morphology and Occlusion Histology and Embryology Treatment Planning and Esthetic Considerations Caries Management Field Isolation Pulpal Consideration Enamel and Dentin Bonding Direct Anterior and Posterior Composite Restorations Amalgam Restorations Management of Root Caries and Fluoride Releasing Materials Class 5 Restorations Local Anesthetic and Pain Mgmt Porcelain Veneers Anterior Ceramic Crowns Inlays and Onlays Cast Gold Restorations Dental Implants Tooth Whitening Orthodontics Preclinic Practice I Preclinic Practice II Clinical Practice

The Canadian Academy of Dental Health & Community Services

Professional Education. Professional Results.

The Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences (CADH), a division of the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene Inc., is one of the leading dental hygiene and dental assistant healthcare colleges in the Greater Toronto Area. CADH is located in the heart of Mississauga, Ontario, just minutes west of the City of Toronto. CADH is also proud to be the only college in Ontario offering a restorative dental hygiene diploma.

Established in November 2001, CADH is a Private Career College that provides current, progressive, quality education in the growing professions of dental hygiene, intra-oral dental assisting, and other community health sciences . The faculty is comprised of dental hygienists, dentists and other selected health care professionals. Individualized, instructor-led teaching is enhanced by current, state-of -the-art clinical and laboratory facilities. The instructors not only specialize in their respective disciplines, but they also bring with them a superior level of experience and expertise. These exceptional attributes are necessary to enhance the progressive and evolving content of the dental hygiene, dental health and community science programs offered at CADH.

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.