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Learn. Grow. Excel

Calgary College of Dental Health is passionate about education and promoting the dental profession through a standard of excellence, and reliable, current material. CCDH provides an enriched learning environment that has helped countless students learn, develop and grow over the years. Our unparalleled curriculum and teaching methods help students take the next step in their education and approach the future in dental with total confidence.

We have the privilege of teaching bright and curious students from Calgary Alberta and the surrounding provinces and beyond. If you’re new to our community and would like to learn more about our values, academics, teaching staff or anything else, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Enriching Student Lives

We strive to better our students through educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. This is achieved with our excellent online platforms and in-class instructor-based programs.

The mission of Calgary College of Dental Health is to create a place where students feel safe to tackle obstacles and accomplish all of their educational goals. We offer a variety of opportunities to help students be the best version of themselves while having some fun and challenging themselves along the way.


Guidance, Inspiration and Support

A core value of CCDH is our passionate, qualified, talented team of instructors. Our instructors follow a high academic standard to guide students with their values, creativity, workplace experience, and professional leadership. We believe something that sets CCDH apart from the rest is our team. We are dedicated to the student experience and walk you through our programs. We believe your success is truly our success as a college too. Take a look below to learn more about each of our team members.

About: Staff



Melissa Parcels is the founder and Director of Calgary College of Dental Health formally M. Dent College.

She is our visionary and leader who is passionate about teaching students in all areas of the dental profession. With her 22 years of dental experience in areas of administration, dental assisting, and, dental hygiene. She offers a wealth of knowledge to her students and staff.

She leads with a standard of excellence in all areas of the College and facilitates, others to grow in their leadership. She has personally written all CCDH's curriculums, technical manuals and is a published author. She is dedicated and continues to strive for curriculum relevance offered for all the programs at CCDH.

When she is not working she loves to paint, read, try new restaurants with friends, and travel with her son and husband Ryan.

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