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About The Program

Our Mentorship Program fosters relationships between experienced oral health professionals (mentors) and those seeking growth (mentees). It provides a framework for knowledge transfer, focusing on the mentee’s needs, and includes resources for a successful mentorship.


Joining the program offers numerous benefits. It helps oral health professionals advance their careers, explore various practice settings, and develop skills like leadership and organization. Both mentors and mentees benefit from the relationship.


The program runs over a six-month cycle. You can join and start any time and may choose to continue for an additional cycle after the first six months.


There is a small program fee of $50 for mentees. There is no fee for mentors.

Continuing Competency Credit

Participation in the program may qualify you for continuing competency credit through the College. We provide resources to help you apply for and document your mentorship experience (see Directed Study below).

Mentee and Mentor

A mentee seeks to learn, either as a new professional or an experienced one seeking specific competencies. A mentor, with their experience and expertise, guides the mentee towards their development goals.

Why Apply?

Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship with shared goals and collective accountability. It helps develop supportive relationships, guides growth, promotes mutual sharing, and provides a safe environment for communication. It builds community and develops leadership which advances our profession!

Directed Study (Mentoring)

Directed study contracts address specific learning needs. Directed study contracts may be initiated to address a specific learning need. Examples may include teaming up with an educator with advanced skills and knowledge in continuing care facilities or with a colleague with expertise in a specific area of dental hygiene practice.

Resources are provided to support you in applying for continuing competency credits thought the College. To qualify, the learning activity and number of credits must be approved by the College prior to initiation of the activity. Requests must be submitted using the Request for Pre-determination of Program Credits (Directed Study/Mentoring) form.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and the application process is simple. To apply, complete this form. Based on your application information, the mentorship program will match you with a mentor/mentee. Once you have been matched, you will receive an email introducing you to your mentor/mentee and providing you with the necessary resources to get started.

If you are a mentee, please make a payment to activate your account:

Make Payment - BCDHA Members

Make Payment - DHAA Members

Contact Us

We welcome questions, feedback, and ideas from our members. Please reach out to us at, subject: MENTORSHIP PROGRAM.