DHAA Mentorship Program

NOTE: Please read before registering.

All mentors and mentees must be pre-approved by the Alberta College in order to qualify for CE credit.

Directed Study (Mentoring)

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 teaming up with a colleague with expertise in a specific area of dental hygiene practice.

  • A fornalized learning contract must exist between the mentor and the mentee.
  • Both the mentor and the mentee may apply for program credits.
  • Registrants may qualify to receive program credits for mentoring and mentoring preparation.

To qualify, the learning activity and number of program credits must be approved by the Competence Committee prior to the initiation of the activity.

Requests may be submitted using the Request for Pre-determination of Program Credits (Directed Study/Mentoring) form.

The Mentorship Program is designed to support mutual relationships between experienced oral health professionals (mentors) and oral health professionals interested in learning and growth (mentees).

The program offers a framework for the passage of wisdom, caring, and confidence between oral health professionals.

The program is based on the principles of adult learning with a focus on meeting the needs of the mentee.

The Mentorship program provides information on mentoring along with guidelines and resources for a successful mentoring relationship.

There are many benefits to joining the Mentorship Program.

Based on feedback from the pilot program, it became apparent that oral health professionals in all areas of practice seek knowledge and support to advance their careers and explore a variety of practice settings.

It was also apparent that both mentees and mentors benefit from the mentorship relationship.

This program will assist you in developing new skills in areas such as interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and organizational skills.