USask launches BSc dental hygiene program to address labour shortage


The University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry has launched a new Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Dental Hygiene program to address the shortage of dental hygienists in the province. USask Dentistry Dean Dr Walter Siqueira explained that the program will follow an evening class schedule in order to accommodate individuals with full-time commitments. “This approach not only facilitates access to education but also supports students financially, as they can continue working to pay for their tuition—a first-of-its-kind initiative in Canada,” said Siqueira. The program will admit 18 students each year, beginning this Fall.