Dental Hygienist Program at Valencia College (Valencia CC)

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Dental Hygienist Program

The dental hygienist program at Valencia 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 Valencia CC is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation for more than 38 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Dental Hygienist Program

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

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male2
Female17

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black3
Hispanic5
White9
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Dental Hygienist program at Valencia College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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

Salary & Wages

  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
    • Total Employment: 980
    • Average Hourly Rate: $31.28
    • Average Annual Salary: $65,060

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 - 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)

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)

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Assistant (A)
  • Dental Hygienist (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)

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

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

Pasco - Hernando Community College

New Port Richey, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

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

St Petersburg College

Largo, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 75 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A,B)

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)

Santa Fe Community College

Gainesville, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

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

State College of Florida Manatee - Sarasota

Bradenton, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Dental Hygienist (A)

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