C-26, r. 144 - Regulation respecting the standards for equivalence of diplomas or training for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec

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3. A candidate who holds a diploma issued by an educational institution outside Québec is granted a diploma equivalence if the diploma was obtained on completion of studies equivalent to at least 2,460 hours of study at the college level, including 1,800 hours of training specific to dental hygiene. At least 1,145 hours out of those 1,800 hours must be apportioned as follows:
(1)  at least 740 hours in the following subjects, excluding training hours, including:
(a)  at least 60 hours in oral radiology;
(b)  at least 60 hours in orthodontics;
(c)  at least 45 hours in operative dentistry;
(d)  at least 45 hours in prosthodontics;
(e)  at least 45 hours in making connections between nutrition and oral health;
(f)  at least 80 hours in occupational health and safety and in the implementation of universal protection measures to prevent infections, including the use of various means to clean, disinfect and sterilize equipment;
(g)  at least 60 hours in scaling;
(h)  at least 90 hours in subjects related to the analysis of the structures and normal functions of the head and neck;
(i)  at least 60 hours in the screening of oral diseases and the connections between health history and dental hygiene treatments, including knowledge of the effect of pharmaceutical products on preventive and curative interventions;
(j)  at least 195 hours in teaching and intervention in the field of preventive dental health; and
(2)  at least 405 hours of training in dental hygiene including at least 30 hours in operative dentistry.
O.C. 717-2006, s. 3.