Academics

Mission and Goals

STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA MANATEE-SARASOTA DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dental Hygiene Program is to provide an engaging learning environment for the education of oral health professionals who will provide ethical and comprehensive dental hygiene care for the community. The Program will foster the maturation of technical, communication and critical thinking skills in the development of excellent clinicians, oral health educators and lifelong learners. The Program is designed to meet the need of the Community by maintaining an industry current facility and a curriculum that supports the current standards of  dental hygiene practice.

Program Goals

Goal 1:  The Program will provide the students with engaging educational and clinical opportunities that promote entry level competency in dental hygiene practice.

Goal 2:  The Program will meet the needs of the community and the curriculum will reflect the current standards of dental hygiene practice.

Goal 3:  The Program will provide an accessible educational environment that encourages ethical practice, professional leadership, self assessment, effective communication, critical thinking and lifelong learning.

Goal 4:  The Program will participate in ongoing activities to maintain the standards of accreditation, at the highest level, with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of theAmerican Dental Association.

Statistics - Program Effectiveness Data

Annual Program Completion Rates

Year Initial Enrollment Number of Graduates % Completion
2017 15 12 80%
2016 14 15 100%
2015 16 14 87.5%
2014 14 8 57%
2013 14 8 57%
2012 14 9 65%
2011 14 9 64.3
2010 14 6 42.8%
2009 14 10 71%

Performance on Post Graduate Examinations

Year # of Graduates % of Graduates Passing the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam # of Graduates Passing the Florida Dental Hygiene Clinical Exam first Attempt # of Graduates Passing the Florida Dental Hygiene Clinical Exam Second Attempt
2017 12 100% 9 12
2016 15 93.3% 14 15
2015 14 100% 14 NA
2014 8 100% 6 7
2013 8 100% 7 8
2012 9 100% 8 NA
2011 9 100% 9 NA
2010 6 100% 5 6
2009 10 100% 10 NA
2008 8 100% 8 NA

 

 

5 Year Average Job Placement Rate

Year # of Graduates # of Graduates who returned surveys # of Graduates who actively sought employment # of Graduates who found employment % of Graduates that actively sought and found employment
2014 8  2  7 7  7
2013 8  2  8 7  7
2012 9  9  8 8  8
2011 9  7  9 9  9
2010 6  0  6 6  6
Application Statistics

Application   Statistics

Application Total

 
(Applications taken month of   January 2014) Class of 2016 63  
(Applications   taken month of January 2013)Class of 2015 47  
(Applications   taken month of January 2012) Class of 2014 44  
(Applications   taken month of January 2011)Class of 2013 57  
(Applications   taken month of January 2010) Class of 2012 67  
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