Our Dental Hygiene Program has received
Accreditation from The Commission
on Dental Accreditation of Canada
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Start your dental career today with quality training and experienced staff.
We commit ourselves to our students and their futures
Striving to obtain each individual's maximum growth potential.
The Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. provides a learning centred environment
that enables individuals to develop personal and professional success through high standards
of current comprehensive dental education. These standards provide essential knowledge and
skills that reflect current practices and promote ongoing education and research.
The Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. believes that students, clients, staff,
faculty, and the community in which we live and work need to be treated with respect, and
that we all need to work collaboratively to achieve high standards of dental education.
Students should recognize that clients are individuals with unique and diverse social,
physical, economic, and cultural needs. They also have various demands, motivations, resources,
and definitions of wellness. Students therefore must develop competence in providing professional,
client-focused care to a diverse population in various practice environments.
We strive to obtain each individual's maximum growth
We value our clients/patients and respect that they
are partners in care of their oral health.
We value our clients/patients and respect that their
personal and clinical information is private and must remain confidential.
We value and encourage the growth and learning of
our students, staff and community.
We value the need for ongoing maintenance and improvement of our facility and programs.
The Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc (TCDHA) recognizes the importance to acknowledge and learn the history of the Indigenous Nations that occupy the territory in which we are born, play, work, live and grow. TCDHA acknowledges the land we are gathering on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. TCDHA also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
We strive to obtain each individual's maximum growth potential.
Consider the many exciting opportunities available in the dental industry. The Toronto
College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. was founded by practicing dental professionals,
including a dental hygienist and a dentist, and opened in the winter of 2003.
The Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. believes students, clients,
staff, faculty, and the community in which we live and work, need to be treated with
respect and that we all need to work collaboratively to achieve high standards of
Dr. Pulec graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985 in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program and has been actively
working as a general practitioner focused on dental implants and education since 1987. He holds
the status of both "Fellow" and "Diplomate" in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Some of his achievements and involvements are as follows: Has been involved with dental education
since 1999 He has been the Dean of Students at the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene Inc. since
2004. Is the founder and developer of Consult-PRO, the leading dental patient education software.
The interactive software is used in over 22 countries by thousands of dentists and numerous University
Post Graduate programs Designed educational displays at the Ontario Science Center. Benefactor
of “The Dr. Boris Pulec Dental Implant Scholarship” at the University of Toronto. Former member
of the board of directors of the University of Toronto Alumni committee Co-founder of both the
Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. and the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene
Inc.(VCDH ). Past president of the Ontario Study Club for Osseointegration, Lecturer on dental
patient education both nationally and internationally. Has written articles and has lectured
on various dental related topics. Most recently lecturing to dentists on proper record keeping
, informed consent and confidentiality issues with the advent of electronic records in the US
Lidia Di Nicolo graduated from Seneca College from the dental assisting program in 1989. She worked as a dental assistant
and office manager during this time. She later graduated in 1994 with high honors from Seneca
College Dental Hygiene Program. In 1994, she worked full time as a dental hygienist in a state
of the art dental office. In 1999, she commenced managing two very prominent dental implant practices
in Toronto for approximately 6 years. In 2004, she became the cofounder of Toronto College of
Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries Inc. and has held the position of Business Director overlooking
the operation and the day to day functions of the College. In 2005, she became the cofounder
of Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene Inc. and has held the position of Business Director overlooking
the operation and the day to day functions of the College. In 2005, she became a dental sales
representative for DHC Marketing- Consult-pro patient education software. She has had the opportunity
to travel both nationally and internationally to promote and sell software to dental professionals.
In 2008- 2009, she furthered her education at University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
by completing a Certificate, MBA Essentials for Managers. Her passion for the dental profession
drives her to continue to succeed within the dental industry.
Mary Lou Siviero is a Registered Dental Hygienist with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario since 2000.
She has been in the field of dentistry since 1993 after receiving an Honours Certificate in Dental Assisting and
Preventive Dental Assisting (Level 1 & 2) from St. Clair College. After six years of working in a general dental
practice and educating the community in dental health care, she pursued her passion towards a Dental Hygiene Diploma
and graduated from Fanshawe College with Dean's Honours. Her passion for the dentistry field over the last 25+ years
has contributed to her sound knowledge in the dentistry profession. For the past 15 years she has been a dedicated Dental
Educator. Her teaching philosophy utilizes various teaching strategies that encourages diverse ways of critical thinking
and is primarily based on meeting the needs of the learner. She currently is a full-time faculty member at TCDHA, teaching
didactic and clinical courses as well as being designated as the Second Year Educational Coordinator.
Venessa Arduini is a Registered Dental Hygienist with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario since 2014.
She has been working in the dentistry field for eight years. After years of working in private practice, she has decided to expand her dental career,
and pursue her passion within the educational aspect of dental hygiene. Venessa's education philosophy encompasses multiple teaching strategies geared
towards the utmost success of each individual student. She currently is a full-time faculty member at TCDHA, teaching didactic and clinical courses as
well as being designated as the First Year Educational Coordinator.