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Dental Hygiene (Limited Access Program), A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2136/2036 - Catalog 2017/2018

Claire Peterson, Assistant Chair, 386-785-2068, Claire.Peterson@daytonastate.edu

Pamela Ridilla, Chairperson, 386-785-2093, Pamela.Ridilla@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of 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.

Description:

Students are taught to remove deposits from tooth surfaces; provide methods of oral physiotherapy; obtain and analyze dental digital radiographic images; provide oral health education as well as acquire knowledge in methods of infection control practices. Dental hygienists are licensed professionals who, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, provide preventive, therapeutic, and educational services. During the last semester of this program, students are eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination. Upon successfully passing the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and graduating from the program, graduates are eligible to take state/regional licensure examinations.

Program Accreditation: The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission can be contacted at (312)440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Apply the dental hygiene process of care and problem solving strategies to provide dental hygiene care for patients of all age groups, medically compromised, and all types of periodontal disease classifications.
  2. Demonstrate interpersonal and communications skills to effectively interact with diverse population groups.
  3. Apply ethical, legal, and regulatory concepts to the provision and/or support of oral health care services.
  4. Apply self-assessment skills to prepare for life-long learning as a foundation for maintaining competency and quality assurance.
  5. Evaluate current scientific literature as a basis for life-long learning, evidence-based practice and as a foundation for adapting to changes in health care.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $9,129*

Access Fee: $111 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees (including liability insurance): $849
Textbooks: $2,417
Uniforms and Supplies: $345
Instrument Kits, Clinical Supplies, and Tooth Model: $2,460
American Dental Hygienists' Association Student Membership: $160
National Board Dental Hygiene Review Course: $425
National Board Dental Hygiene Examination: $415
Class Pin and Composite Picture: $120
Florida Dental Hygiene Licensure Board Examination: $1,500
Health Screening and Immunizations (depends on applicant's health care provider): $275
Basic Life Support Certification: $50
Florida Department of Law Enforcement/Federal Bureau of Investigation Background Check: $90

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher

Additional Admission Requirements

  • This is a Limited Access Program. Continuing enrollment approval will be required to enroll in the program specific courses based on a selection process after completing the required general education courses.
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or better is required before submitting an application for continuing enrollment: ENC1101 Introduction to Composition; MGF2106 Survey in Mathematics (MAC1105 College Algebra or STA2023 Elementary Statistics also accepted); BSC1085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab; BSC1086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab; and CHM1025C Introduction to Chemistry and Lab.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better is the minimum required for consideration for continuing enrollment.
  • Applicants for continuing enrollment who have graduated within a two-year time frame from an accredited (Commission on Dental Accreditation) dental assisting program may receive credit for DES1100C Elements of Dental Materials and Lab. Transfer of credit for this course will be at the discretion of the Chairperson.
  • Submit completed School of Dental Science application for continuing enrollment to the Academic Advisor in the College of Health and Public Services between February 1st and February 28th.
  • Students are approved for continuing enrollment based on specific admission criteria.
  • Completion of health screening to include: recent physical examination; verification of immunization against tetanus-diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis B; and negative test for tuberculosis is required prior to enrolling in program specific courses.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for the Health Care Provider to include adults, infant, children, and automatic external defibrillator (AED); through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross is required prior to enrolling in program specific courses.
  • Admission into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This must be completed prior to the first day of program specific classes. 
  • All program prerequisite, general education and dental hygiene courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policy and procedures of the Dental Hygiene Program as outlined in the Dental Hygiene Student Policy Handbook as well as the College Student Handbook.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 33 Credits

Communication Core (6 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

Natural Sciences Core (15 credits)

BSC1085CHuman Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BSC1086CHuman Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab

4

CHM1025CIntroduction to Chemistry and Lab

4

HUN1201Human Nutrition

3

Social Sciences Core (6 credits)

PSY1012General Psychology

3

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

AML2050Modern American Literature

3

AML2060Contemporary American Literature

3

AML2600Introduction to African American Literature

3

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

ARH2050Survey of Art History I

3

ARH2051Survey of Art History II

3

DAN1100Dance Appreciation

3

HUM2020Introduction to Humanities

3

HUM2210Prehistory to Medieval Humanities

3

HUM2230Renaissance to Postmodern Humanities

3

LIT2000Literature and Culture

3

LIT2030Understanding Poetry

3

LIT2040Dramatic Literature

3

LIT2110Masterpieces of World Literature I

3

LIT2120Masterpieces of World Literature II

3

LIT2380Literature By Women

3

MUH2110Introduction to Music History and Literature

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

MUL2380Popular Music in America

3

PHI2010Introduction of Philosophy

3

REL2300World Religion

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

Additional Required Course - 4 Credits

MCB1010CMicrobiology and Lab

4

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

DEH1002CPreclinical Dental Hygiene and Lab

4

DEH1133Orofacial Anatomy and Physiology

3

DEH1602Periodontology

3

DEH1800Clinical Dental Hygiene I

2

DEH1800LDental Hygiene Clinic I

2

DEH1802Clinical Dental Hygiene II

2

DEH1802LDental Hygiene Clinic II

2

DEH2300Pharmacology

2

DEH2400General and Oral Pathology

2

DEH2702CCommunity Dental Health and Lab

3

DEH2804Clinical Dental Hygiene III

2

DEH2804LDental Hygiene Clinic III

3

DEH2806Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

2

DEH2806LDental Hygiene Clinic IV

3

DES1010Head and Neck Anatomy

2

DES1054Pain Control and Anesthesia

2

DES1100CElements of Dental Materials and Lab

3

DES1200CDental Radiography and Lab

3

DES1832LExpanded Functions for the Dental Hygienist

2

DES1840Preventive Dentistry

2

DES2600Medical and Dental Emergencies

2

DEH1602 meets the graduation requirement for the basic use of computers for this program.

Sample Program of Study

Prerequisite Courses

BSC1085CHuman Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab

4

BSC1086CHuman Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab

4

CHM1025CIntroduction to Chemistry and Lab

4

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

Year 1

Summer Semester (Term B - Six Weeks)

DEH1133Orofacial Anatomy and Physiology

3

1st Semester

MCB1010CMicrobiology and Lab

4

DEH1002CPreclinical Dental Hygiene and Lab

4

DES1010Head and Neck Anatomy

2

DES1200CDental Radiography and Lab

3

DES1840Preventive Dentistry

2

2nd Semester

HUN1201Human Nutrition

3

DEH1602Periodontology

3

DEH1800Clinical Dental Hygiene I

2

DEH1800LDental Hygiene Clinic I

2

DES1054Pain Control and Anesthesia

2

DES1832LExpanded Functions for the Dental Hygienist

2

DEH1602 meets the graduation requirement for the basic use of computers for this program.

Summer Semester (Term A - Six Weeks)

DEH1802Clinical Dental Hygiene II

2

DEH1802LDental Hygiene Clinic II

2

DES1100CElements of Dental Materials and Lab

3

Summer Semester (Term B - Six Weeks)

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Year 2

1st Semester

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

DEH2300Pharmacology

2

DEH2400General and Oral Pathology

2

DEH2804Clinical Dental Hygiene III

2

DEH2804LDental Hygiene Clinic III

3

DES2600Medical and Dental Emergencies

2

2nd Semester

PSY1012General Psychology

3

Humanities Core

3

DEH2702CCommunity Dental Health and Lab

3

DEH2806Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

2

DEH2806LDental Hygiene Clinic IV

3

Humanities Core: See list of accepted courses listed under General Education Courses.

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 88