Dental Hygiene Program Earns Reaccreditation

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 11, 2009) -- The Manatee Community College (MCC) Dental Hygiene Program has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements" from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U. S. Department of Education. This is the highest degree of accreditation that can be achieved. The program will be evaluated again in 2015. 

MCC's two-year Dental Hygiene Program was developed in response to local dentists' demand for hygienists. It prepares students for employment as dental health educators and clinicians in a variety of settings that include private dental practice, public health departments, institutional and research facilities, and public and private schools. Graduates receive associate in science degrees and are eligible to take state and national licensing examinations. The program has graduated 89 hygienists. There are currently 18 students enrolled in the program.

The Dental Hygiene Program is a limited enrollment program. For more information or to get an application for the program, call (941) 752-5245 or visit MCC's Web site at

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