What makes ODEI Different?
Being in a facility with a dental office and a dental lab allows students to experience what it is like working in the field. Students also receive the opportunity to watch live procedures and ask questions about them, aiding in the learning process. The staff at ODEI are all experienced in the field, and they continue to expand their knowledge of upcoming technology. Through community courses, ODEI encourages students to foster their leadership within the community, creating well-rounded professionals.
Here's what some other students have to say:"As an out of province student looking for a great school to attend, ODEI admissions staff definitely had an impact on my decision. They made the admissions process very easy and lent a hand each step of the way. Their voices, through telephone conversations, I knew were genuine and made me feel that the school would be a place I would have the support to get a great education. I would recommend ODEI to any student that wants an amazing education in exchange for dedication and commitment. ODEI is a school that proved to me personally that they care. I had an amazing experience and made friends, not only with my classmates but with faculty that will last a lifetime." Barb H., Newfoundland"At ODEI the thoroughness of the clinical training - from instrumentation to proper positioning and all the theory behind it - has helped me to become an efficient DH, who enjoys working in the dental field. This knowledge, together with having dual citizenship and speaking German fluently, enabled me to find full time employment as a RDH in a very upscale dental office in Germany." Nicole L., Hamilton, currently working in Germany"Attending school outside of Alberta was one of the most exciting experiences of my life. The small class sizes allowed for lifelong friendships to me made with my classmates as well as with the members of the faculty. ODEI helped me achieve my dream of being a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alberta and I will always be grateful for the knowledge and skills I have attained from my time at ODEI." Janel M., Alberta"The faculty are very supportive, knowledgeable, and determined to meet the student goals. I felt great support from not only the faculty, but the staff as well. No matter what challenges may come your way, there is always a way to get through them with great support." Jillian C., Ontario"What I liked best about the ODEI program was the clinical aspect. I actually wished clinic was run every single day for the last two semesters. Getting the hands-on experience and being able to interact with clients during the amount of time we spent in the clinic and watching them improve and maintain their oral health was so empowering. I recommend and have already referred people to ODEI and would do it over and over again." Maria D., Hamilton"I started at a Dental Hygiene school that unfortunately closed its doors on me. However, when I started searching for another school to complete my goal to become a Dental Hygienist, ODEI seemed like the right fit for me. One of the things I love to do as a Registered Dental Hygienist is educating clients. Improving someone's life through education provides them with empowerment and that is a great feeling. ODEI allowed me to gain the knowledge, ability, and confidence to do this in my career." Mandy G., London"What initially drew me to ODEI was that it was an accredited program and was in a location that was ideal for me to travel too daily for school. The reason I chose to attend ODEI was the friendly staff and faculty and the open and welcome feeling I received when I first visited the school. After graduating from ODEI I have kept connected threw email. Whenever there is a job posting in the area they will send out an email with details regarding the job. Also they are always encouraging us to email or phone them to keep connected with them. They love to hear how their grads are doing and are there to help you even after you have completed the program." Melissa C., Brampton"The best thing about the ODEI program was the friends I made! It’s really sad not to be with them anymore but we have visits planned!! I also feel that I felt really prepared for clinic and work with patients with special circumstances and conditions, as well as the ability to discuss oral hygiene recommendations. I think my employer would agree :) There are new strict infection control guidelines going on here as well so ODEI definitely prepared me for that." Erin Sawatzky, Alberta
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