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 (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male2
Female22

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian3
Black4
Hispanic4
White11
Unknown1

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Miami Dade College

Miami, FL
Type: Community College

40 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
  • Dental Laboratory Technology (A)
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South Florida State College

Avon Park, FL
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Edison State College

Fort Myers, FL
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Brevard Community College

Cocoa, FL
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Valencia College

Orlando, FL
Type: Community College

17 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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State College of Florida Manatee - Sarasota

Bradenton, FL
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (A)
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St Petersburg College

Largo, FL
Type: Community College

98 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)