Finding the right dental hygienist course isn’t always a simple process. While many courses offer the information and knowledge you need to learn and apply new skills, not all programs offer the same experience or expert-led classes.
For more than a decade, rdhu has been Canada’s leading organisation for dental hygienist courses and a central figure in the industry. In this time, we’ve helped countless professionals enter the industry and continue learning new skills and practices to move up in their profession, and have adapted our offerings to best serve our students and members. Keep these four tips in mind when selecting a course that works for you.
Tip #1: Turn to industry-leading experts
There are hundreds of courses out there, but not every course delivers the same experience and results. To get the most out of your program, you’ll want to find an organisation run by some of the industry’s leading figures—those who have years of practice as a dental hygienist and have spent much of their career working to educate and support others.
There are a few reasons for this, including:
- Trusting in-the-know professionals who have seen the shifts in the industry
- Learning from those who can effectively communicate complex topics for students
- Getting the most from your time in the course; experts understand that your time is valuable, and want to convey as much information as possible so you leave equipped and confident
Tip #2: Seek out experiential learning
There’s a drastic difference in taking a course that simply presents information in a formal setting and one that enables students to absorb this information through experience. We offer the latter at rdhu. We firmly believe that students learn best when they are applying the information in a “real world” setting and reflecting on the information and skills they are learning.
Our hands-on professional development courses give you the opportunity to dive into material and explore how it applies to clients and—most importantly—your career as a dental hygienist.
Tip #3: Find a supportive environment
Our organisation was founded by dental hygienists for dental hygienists, and we understand that in order to learn and thrive in a course, we needed to create and offer a supportive space. We also understand that because much of the material taught in rdhu’s dental hygienist courses can be quite complex, students benefit from instructors who can clearly convey this information in a way students can grasp. They also take the time to assist those who need additional support to take in and apply the industry’s best practices and essential information.
Tip #4: Give yourself room to grow
Whether you’re new in your dental hygienist role or you’re looking to learn new skills, you’ll want to find an organisation that offers courses tailored to your needs. We know that not everyone comes to rdhu with the same experience, which is why we offer a variety of in-person and online courses that offer students of varied backgrounds the sound information they need to progress in the careers and touch clients’ lives.
Turn to rdhu for your dental hygienist course
Ready to take the first step in accelerating your career as a dental hygienist? Reach out to rdhu today to learn more about our courses.