Dental Hygiene Refresher

Looking to return to practice? We offer a 5-day and 10-day refresher course:

  • Returning after 3-5 years? We recommend the 5-Day course.
  • Returning after 5 or more years? We recommend the 10-Day course.

Dental Hygiene refresher options

5-Day Refresher


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10-Day Refresher


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Course Overview

We have a great recertification course designed to make sure you're up to speed with the latest competency requirements in dental hygiene.

Refresh and recalibrate your ADPIE skills with this program approved by the Alberta College of Dental Hygienists of Alberta (ACDH).

The 5-day and 10-day courses include a 3-month online pre-study component and a 5 or 10-day on-site clinical component.

Pre-Study Topics

  • Dental hygiene process of care
  • Radiology theory, technique and interpretation
  • Instrument maintenance and reprocessing
  • Sealants
  • Dental hygiene instrumentation and periodontal debridement

During the on-site clinical component participants will have the opportunity to practice the material reviewed during patient clinical care in the Oral Health Clinic at the University of Alberta. With an online self-study portion, and a meticulous hands-on practice component, gain confidence in your ability to return to your practice safely.


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

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