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
C/O 2018 14 10 72%
C/O 2017 15 12 80%
C/O 2016 14 15 100%
C/O 2015 16 14 87.5%

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
C/O 2018 14 100% 12 14
C/O 2017 12 100% 9 12
C/O 2016 15 93.3% 14 15
C/O 2015 14 100% 14 N/A

 

 

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
C/O 2018 10    10 10  10
C/O 2017 12  12 12  12
C/O 2016 15  15 15 15 
C/O 2015 14  1  14 14   14
C/O 2014 8  2  7 7  7
Application Statistics

Application   Statistics

Application Total

 
(Applications taken month of  January 2018) Class of 2020 108  
(Applications taken month of  January 2017) Class of 2019 101  
(Applications taken month of  January 2016) Class of 2018 84  
(Applications taken month of  January 2015) Class of 2017 56  
(Applications taken month of  January 2014) Class of 2016 63  
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