Best Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in Florida 2021

Dental hygienists are required to be licensed in the state where they practice. Students must graduate from an accredited dental hygienist program and pass both a written and clinical examination to receive a dental hygienist certificate. A dental hygienist works closely with dentists and dental assistants. They prepare clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests for the dentist to interpret; remove tartar, stains and plaque from teeth; examine the gums and teeth to look for disease or oral abnormalities; and take x-rays and apply fluoride. Dental hygienists also educate dental patients on how to obtain and maintain excellent oral hygiene by showing them how to floss and brush correctly.

Oral radiology, dental materials, oral histology, oral biology, clinical techniques, clinical dental hygiene, nutrition, and head and neck anatomy are just a few courses that will prepare students to enter the field of dentistry. An associate degree will get you in the field, but a bachelor's or master's degree is usually required for individuals who want to enter research, teaching, or clinical practice in public health programs or in schools. There were more than 180,000 practicing dental hygienists in 2010, and the job outlook is expected to grow 38 percent by 2020.

List of all Dental Hygiene/Hygienist colleges in Florida

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Florida National University-Main Campus Logo Florida National University-Main Campus Hialeah, FL
3/5
38 : 1 3,981
Palm Beach State College Logo Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
2/5
88 : 1 31,289
Valencia College Logo Valencia College Orlando, FL
2/5
77 : 1 47,940
Florida State College at Jacksonville Logo Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
2/5
70 : 1 24,605
Pasco-Hernando State College Logo Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL
2/5
73 : 1 11,672
Florida SouthWestern State College Logo Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
2/5
86 : 1 16,674
Daytona State College Logo Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
2/5
58 : 1 13,430
St Petersburg College Logo St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
2/5
85 : 1 28,853
Indian River State College Logo Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
2/5
69 : 1 16,942
Gulf Coast State College Logo Gulf Coast State College Panama City, FL
2/5
36 : 1 4,797
Broward College Logo Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
2/5
107 : 1 38,976
Santa Fe College Logo Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
2/5
61 : 1 14,915
Miami Dade College Logo Miami Dade College Miami, FL
2/5
73 : 1 51,679
Eastern Florida State College Logo Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
2/5
57 : 1 15,352
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Logo State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Bradenton, FL
2/5
75 : 1 10,096
South Florida State College Logo South Florida State College Avon Park, FL
2/5
43 : 1 2,809
Pensacola State College Logo Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
2/5
57 : 1 9,713
Hillsborough Community College Logo Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
2/5
75 : 1 22,404
Tallahassee Community College Logo Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee, FL
2/5
65 : 1 11,683

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