Dental Hygienist Program at Palm Beach State College (PBSC)

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Dental Hygienist Program

The dental hygienist program at Palm Beach State College prepares students for careers as a clinician, oral health care education, health promoter, consumer advocate, administrator, or researcher. The program focuses on cleaning teeth, providing oral health education and treatment counseling, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Program courses include: dental anatomy, microbiology, pathology, dental hygiene theory and techniques, equipment operation and maintenance, dental materials, radiology, office management, supervised clinical training, and professional standards. Get more details below including other Florida colleges that offer dental hygienist program.

The Dental Hygienist program at Palm Beach State College is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation for more than 50 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Dental Hygienist Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. PBSC offers an associate's degree program in dental hygienist.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male0
Female20

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black3
Hispanic5
White11

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Dental Hygienist program at PBSC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Dental Hygienists

Description

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, dental hygienists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 37.7% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Dental Hygienist Programs in Florida

Dental Hygienist programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Sanford - Brown Institute

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 51 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Florida National University - Main Campus

Hialeah, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (A)
  • Dental Services and Allied Professions (A)

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 48 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (A)

South Florida State College

Avon Park, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Edison State College

Fort Myers, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Brevard Community College

Cocoa, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Sanford - Brown Institute - Orlando

Orlando, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 36 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)

Valencia College

Orlando, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

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