Dental Hygiene 

Kimberly G. Bastin

Program Director:  Kimberly G. Bastin
Phone: (941) 752-5362

Bradenton Campus

For questions related to the Dental Hygiene Program please contact the Department Secretary.
Phone: (941) 752-5245
Email Dental Hygiene Program

Dental Hygiene Program Brochure

Dental Hygiene Clinic Brochure


Dental Hygiene Clinic
at SCF Bradenton
Phone: (941) 752-5353


Dental Hygiene Application Information

The Dental Hygiene application period runs from January 1-January 31.

The Dental Hygiene program application period runs from January 1st through the last business day of the month annually. Students will not be able to access, view or complete the program application until the application period opens on January 1st of each year. Application Instructions can be accessed by using the following link:

The program does not utilize waitlists.  Students must apply/reapply every year. The Dental Hygiene program is a limited enrollment program. Completion of all or part of the application requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

All applications & supporting documentation must be received by the Dental Hygiene Program at 4 pm on the last business day of January.

All correspondence including accepted/denied emails will be sent to the student's SCF email. 

Dental Hygiene Program

The Dental Hygiene Program will prepare the student for employment as a dental hygiene clinician and educator 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 the inclusion of four-handed dentistry and those expanded dental functions that can legally be delegated to a dental hygienist in the state of Florida.

Statement of Nondiscrimination
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services and activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34207.

Notification on Professional Licensure (USDOE Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity (NC- SARA) : Current and prospective students for certain programs at State College of Florida (SCF) that lead to professional licensure and/or credential are hereby notified that SCF programs fulfill education requirements for specific professional licensure and/or certification required for employment in the intended occupation of the academic program, in the state of Florida. SCF has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements. Since the professional licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change, current and prospective students are strongly advised to determine whether courses and programs will meet the professional licensure requirements in states where they are located by contacting the appropriate licensing authority.

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