Dental Hygiene, A.S. (Limited Access Program)
Who We Are
The Dental Hygiene Program is the development of professional, ethical, and competent members of the oral health team who provide quality, patient-centered care to diverse population groups in a variety of health care settings. The Dental Hygiene Program is committed to excellence in teaching and learning, emphasizing student success.
The Dental Hygiene Program is a limited access program which admits sixteen (16) students each year. Applications are accepted once a year during the month of February (February 1-28). The applicant must have completed eight (8) observation hours of a dental hygienist; taken the TEAS test and met the minimal scores; and completed the five prerequisite courses before submitting an application.
For more information on our program, please click on the links below.
Dental Hygiene Application Update 12/17/2021
February 2022 Applicants: This new civic literacy competency requirement does not apply to you. You are still required to take SPC 2608 as a required course in the Dental Hygiene Program.
February 2023 Applicants: Students planning on applying to the Program in February 2023 must take AMH 2020 U.S. History 1865 to Present or POS 2041 American Federal Government to satisfy the Florida Department of Education’s civic literacy competency graduation requirement. The Dental Hygiene Program will no longer require SPC 2608 Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills. This course will be replaced with one of the civic literacy options to maintain the Program at 88 credits. Please contact an Advisor if you have any questions regarding this new curriculum requirement.
Professional Student Opportunities
American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)
ADHA is the largest national United States organization representing the professional
interests of dental hygienists across the country.
Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association (FDHA)
FDHA is the state organization representing the professional interests of Florida
licensed dental hygienists.
The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. 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 http://www.ada.org/en/coda.
Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates and bachelor’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
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