Is the school a registered private career college?
Yes, The Southern Ontario Dental College is a registered private career college with the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (previously known as Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities).
What are the employment prospects for a recently graduated dental hygienist?
A study performed by the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association in 2015 estimated a 93% employment rate for Dental Hygienists in Ontario with an average hourly wage of approximately $37.48. Dental Hygienists in Ontario also enjoy the flexibility of part-time employment and the opportunities of working in a variety of professional settings.
What is a dental hygienist?
A Dental Hygienist is a registered oral healthcare professional who performs a variety of roles including clinical therapy, health promotion, education, administration, and research in a variety of Dental practice environments. In all roles and environments, the Dental Hygienist works with the client and other healthcare professionals.
Using a problem-solving framework, they base all decisions, judgments, and interventions on current dental hygiene research and theory. As a member of a self-regulating profession, a Dental Hygienist must practice safely, ethically, and effectively for the promotion of the oral health and well-being of the public. In Ontario, the regulatory body responsible for dental hygiene is the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO).
What is the accreditation status of the SODC Dental Hygiene Program?
The Southern Ontario Dental College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC). After graduation and upon successful completion of the NDHCB examination, SODC graduates are eligible for registration/licensure with the regulatory body for the province, College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO).
What is the difference between an accredited and non-accredited school?
Graduates from non-accredited schools are required to participate in the CDHO Clinical Examination, where graduates from accredited schools are not required to participate in the CDHO Clinical Examinations. In other words, Graduates from non-accredited schools are required to write the NDHCB Exam along with the Clinical Exam whereas graduates from Accredited schools are only required to write the NDHCB Exams.