The Dental Hygiene three-year diploma programs is designed to graduate dental hygienists who will help educate the Qatari public about the benefit of good oral health by assessing, diagnosing, implementing and evaluating dental hygiene services. A dental hygienist is an oral health professional that specializes in prevention of oral disease by providing clinical and therapeutic services and education to support oral health with the promotion of total overall health
Dental hygiene training is supplemented with seminars, lectures, laboratory sessions, clinical practice sessions, group work, independent study, problem-based learning and community outreach. Instruction will begin with gaining general health and science knowledge in the first year pre-requisite courses and advances into community and client care while working with the public in the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar Dental Clinic. In the final year, emphasis is placed on developing entry-to-practice level competencies, professionalism and skills.
CNA-Q’s Dental Hygiene program is fully aligned to the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association’s (CDHA) competencies and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada’s (CDAC) standards.