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The Dental Hygiene Program participates in ongoing activities to maintain accreditation, at the highest level, with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the  American Dental Association.

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The State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is:

Required notice of Opportunity and Procedures to File Complaints with the Commission

Each program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation must develop and implement a procedure to inform the students of the mailing address and telephone number of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The following is the official notice for the students of the State College of Florida Dental Hygiene Program on the procedure for filing a complaint with the Commission of Dental Accreditation.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to a program's compliance with the accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental related education programs but does not intervene on behalf of the individuals or act as a court of appeals for individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff and students.
A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and /or Commission's policy and procedures for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 extension 4653.

The SCF Dental Hygiene Program is scheduled to have a site visit in 2023.    

State College of Florida Dental Hygiene Program Complaint Policy

Students have an opportunity to register complaints related to the State College of Florida (SCF) Dental Hygiene Program in a Complaint Notebook.  Students should send an email, type or hand write a complaint and send to Kimberly Bastin, SCF Dental Hygiene Program Director, at or Stacie Leaton, department secretary at
All complaints will be collected in a notebook located in the department secretary's office, Bldg 2-Room 131.  All complaints are reviewed and appropriate actions considered.
The Complaint Notebook contains a list of the standards required for accreditation provided by the Commission on Dental Accreditation for dental hygiene programs.
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