Dental Hygiene

A Dental Hygienist is a vital member of the dental team. They provide non-surgical periodontal therapy that includes scaling and root planning, adult and child prophylaxis, placement of dental sealants, exposure and processing radiographs, and individualized patient education. The Dental Hygienist must maintain the license by completing 24 continuing education credits every two years, as well as maintenance of their CPR certification.

The dental hygiene curriculum includes five consecutive semesters of courses and requires a time commitment of 35-40 hours weekly. Students will also complete their certification in expanded duties that are permitted by Florida Statute Title XXXII for dental auxiliaries. The program is offered at the Dale Mabry Campus only.

  • Dental Hygiene Contact Information
  • Debra Heysek,
  • Dental Hygiene  Program Manager
  • Dale Mabry Campus
  • DM Library 102
  • (813) 253-7426

Students must attend one of the following information sessions prior to the application deadline.

Information sessions dates are as follows:

  • November 8, 2018 in DGYM 105 at 6:00pm
  • January 22, 2019 in DGYM 105 at 6:00pm
  • March 6, 2019 in DGYM 105 at 6:00pm
  • April 15, 2019 in DGYM 105 at 6:00pm
  • May 14, 2019 in DGYM 105 at 6:00pm



This page last updated October 30, 2018

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