Master’s Degree

O'Hehir University

Master's Degree in Oral Health Promotion

The O’Hehir University Master’s Degree in Oral Health Promotion builds on the skills developed in the Bachelors program to take students to a new and advanced level.  This Master’s program is designed for 21st century dental hygienists and dental therapists who are looking to become experts or a ‘master’ in the promotion of oral health and leaders within or outside of the the dental office.


OHU’s philosophy of teaching and learning leans heavily on reflection of current practices, values and beliefs, critical thinking and behaviour change.  Each student is valued and appreciated for the experience they bring to each class.  They will be involved in peer review and regular class discussions where they will be respected and nurtured.


Curriculum and Chronology

To be awarded a Master of Arts Degree in Oral Health Promotion from O’Hehir University a student is required to take and pass three Postgraduate Certificates.  Each will take six months.

  1. The Postgraduate Certifcate in Leadership and Coaching – course live in January 2023. Link here
  2. The Postgraduate Certificate in Mentorship – course goes live in Autumn 2023
  3. The Postgraduate Certificate in the Business of Dental Hygiene – course goes live in 2024

For Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists


Our Master’s Degree is open to licensed or registered dental hygienists and dental therapists who hold a bachelor’s degree. 

For those dental hygienists or dental therapists requiring a bachelor’s degree, here is a link to our bachelor’s degree program

It is not necessary to currently be in clinical practice. 

Eighteen Months

Program Length

All classes start when full (5 students) meeting for one hour in a video conference weekly and run for six months.  To achieve a Master’s Degree, three post graduate certificates must be awarded which will take a minimum of eighteen months.  There is no time limit to complete all three certificates.

By choice


The OHU Master’s degree completion program is not an accredited program, by choice.  To read more about accreditation and why OHU choose to not pursue accreditation, please read more about accreditation: here



Tuition for each six month post graduate certificate is $2,449.00 (US).  The total for each of the three stand-alone post graduate certificates culminating in a Master’s Degree is $7,347.  A 6-month payment plan is available for each post graduate certificate program which includes a small finance charge.

Student Population


Our students come from all over the world. If you have an internet connection, then you will be able to successfully participate in this program.

Behaviour Change Experts

Why OHU?

We are advocates for dental hygienists and dental therapists.

During the past 10 years we have graduated over 300 from all over the world from our BS Degree Completion Program.  They have all produced a research paper based on oral health promotion and behaviour change and shared with us their own experience and expertise.  

Feedback from our graduates is consistently very high.


Growth and Development

As an OHU graduate, you will have access to the postgraduate community and the opportunity to work with an OHU trained mentor currently in a leadership and/or coaching role.

As you progress in your career, you may become that mentor.

Reserve a spot

How do I apply?

The master’s program will begin in January 2023, with the first required course: The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Coaching.

Please visit this page to discover more information and to reserve your spot. Here is a link

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