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 2022 -- -- --
C/O 2021 16 10 63%
C/O 2020 16  14 88%
C/O 2019 14  8  57%
C/O 2018 14 10 71%
C/O 2017 15 12 80%
C/O 2016 14 15 107%
C/O 2015 16 14 88%

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 2021 10 100% 9 10
C/O 2020 14 100% 14 N/A
C/O 2019 8 100% 6 8
C/O 2018 10 100% 8 10
C/O 2017 12 100% 9 12
C/O 2016 15 100% 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 2022 -- -- -- -- --
C/O 2021 -- -- -- -- --
C/O 2020 14   13 13 100
C/O 2019 8   8 8 100
C/O 2018 10 2  10 10  100
C/O 2017 12  12 12  100
C/O 2016 15  15 15   100 
C/O 2015 14 1  14 14   100
C/O 2014 8 2  7 7  100
Application Statistics


Application   Statistics

Application Total

 
(Applications taken month of January 2022) Class of 2024 --  
(Applications taken month of January 2021) Class of 2023 125  
(Applications taken month of January 2020) Class of 2022 88  
(Applications taken month of  January 2019) Class of 2021 114  
(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 58  
(Applications taken month of  January 2014) Class of 2016 63  
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