The dental hygiene AS degree provides the skills and knowledge to become a licensed dental hygienist. Vital members of the dental team, dental hygienists provide non-surgical periodontal therapy that includes scaling and root planing, adult and child prophylaxis, placement of dental sealants, exposing and processing radiographs, and individualized patient education.
The dental hygiene program includes five consecutive semesters of coursework and requires 35-40 hours per week. Graduates must pass national and state dental hygiene board exams to become registered dental hygienists. Students may also complete certifications in expanded duties that are permitted by Florida Statute Title XXXII for dental auxiliaries.
A separate Health Sciences application is required for this degree, and students must attend an information session prior to the application deadline. Please rsvp to email@example.com to attend an upcoming session.
Upcoming Information Sessions (Location: Dale Mabry Campus DGYM 105)
October 29, 2019 6:00pm
November 19, 2019 6:00pm
January 22, 2020 6:00pm
March 25, 2020 6:00pm
April 9, 2020 6:00pm