Program Director: Pamela Kennard
Dental Hygiene Clinic
The Dental Hygiene Program application and information will be posted mid-November 2014 for the program which starts Summer term 2015. Program applications will be accepted the month of January 2015. (Please check the website frequently for updates and information.)
Dental Hygiene Program
The Dental Hygiene Program will prepare the student for employment as a dental hygiene educator and clinician in a variety of settings including private dental practice, public health departments, institutional and research facilities, and public and private schools. Graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program will be awarded an associate in science degree and will be eligible to take the National Board Examination and the Florida State Licensing Examination which are both required for licensure in the state of Florida. The course of study includes general academic studies, technical courses in dental hygiene concepts and procedures, clinical experiences in the dental hygiene clinic and community facilities, and community and public health education experiences. Integrated into the program is the dental "team concept" with inclusion of four handed dentistry and those expanded dental functions that can legally be delegated to a dental hygienist in the state of Florida.