Home / Canada Immigration / NOC 3222 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists

NOC 3222 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists

To apply under NOC-3222 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Dental hygienists and dental therapists.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Dental hygienists and dental therapists perform some or all of the following duties:


  • Conduct an initial dental assessment and consult with dentists on patient care
  • Take dental impressions
  • Instruct patients regarding oral hygiene procedures
  • Clean and stimulate the gums to prevent gum disease
  • Remove stains and deposits from teeth to prevent tooth and root decay
  • Apply fluoride treatment
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • May perform restorative and orthodontic procedures under the direction of a dentist
  • May supervise dental assistants in their health care functions.

Dental therapists

  • Conduct dental assessments and consult with dentist on patient care
  • Take dental impressions
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • Remove stains and deposits from teeth to prevent tooth and root decay
  • Apply fluoride treatment
  • Instruct patients regarding oral hygiene procedures
  • Supervise dental assistants in their health care functions
  • May drill and fill cavities, extract teeth and replace portions of tooth crown.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Dental hygienists and dental therapists. 

NOC 3222 – Dental hygienists and dental therapists: example titles.

  • community dental hygienist
  • dental hygiene technician
  • dental hygienist
  • dental hygienist technician
  • dental nurse
  • dental therapist
  • expanded duty dental hygienist
  • expanded duty dental nurse
  • licensed dental therapist
  • orthodontic hygienist
  • periodontal hygienist
  • registered dental hygienist
  • registered dental therapist

Employment Requirements

  • Dental hygienists are required to complete a college program ranging from one to three years, or other approved program in dental hygiene recognized by the governing board within the province or territory of residence.
  • Dental therapists are required to complete a two- to three- year college diploma or equivalent credentials from an approved dental institution or Complete the dental therapy diploma program offered by the First Nations University of Canada in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
  • Licensing by the appropriate provincial or territorial regulatory body is required for dental hygienists.
  • Licensure is required for dental therapists in Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.


  • Dental assistants (3411)
  • Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants (3223)
  • Dentists (3113)
  • Denturists (3221)

Back to Find your NOC

Canada Immigration

make visas

BlogsLatest Blogs
BlogsLatest News

Your First Step to Successful Immigration to Canada Immigration


get in touch with us

Contact Make Visas and get an expert opinion for all your migration needs with an unmatched assistance from our
renowned Immigration Consultants.

Additional info

If you have any further query regarding our services or would like to
know more about any visa program,please email us or call us.
We’ll get in touch with you within 24 hours

VMake Visas Pvt. Ltd.

Ever since the early man learnt how to travel, he has been moving from place to place to find a place that suits his needs the best and once he finds that place, he settles there. The only difference between the early man and the modern man is that we don’t really need to physically travel to the place to know that it will give us a good home. Everything is always just a click away. So we at make Visas are just one call away for all your foreign immigration queries. We deal with various visa categories for countries like Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Germany, Denmark, UK, USA, New Zealand, etc. At the most reasonable and the lowest consultancy rates in the market.

All you have to do is just give us a call or fill out an assessment form.

Contact Us

Delhi: 011-48414141

Pune: 020-67299393


Business Hours


9:30 AM to 6:30 PM


Make Visas Immigration Experts are MARA/MIA Registered and Assure Perfection in their Service.

New zealand

Make Visas Partner Organization in New Zealand is Licensed to serve the best Immigration Service.


Make Visas has Immigration Support from Regulatory bodies like ICCRC Canada


Make Visas Immigration Consultants are OISC Certified and deliver Internaitional Migration Approach


Make Visas have Partner Company in Hongkong offering Top Immigration across the Globe