Associate in Science

Dental Hygiene, A.S.


The Dental Hygiene program is designed to train individuals to perform as efficient dental professionals in the dental health environment. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals licensed to provide educational, clinical, research, administrative and therapeutic services supporting total health through the promotion of optimum oral health.

Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Dental Hygiene Board examination and the state clinical examination to receive licensure. To become a dental hygienist in Florida, you must meet the Requirements of the Florida Board of Dentistry and this program prepares students to meet those requirements.

An accreditation application for the A.S. Dental Hygiene program has been submitted. Applications for the Dental Hygiene program will be accepted after initial accreditation status has been granted. The accreditation visit has been scheduled for April 2023. We are poised to admit our first class in Fall 2023.


In accordance with the Commission on Dental Accreditation policy on Third Party Comments, the College of Central Florida Dental Hygiene program is soliciting comments pertaining to the standards for Dental Hygiene Education or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process. All comments must:

  • Pertain only to the standards or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process
  • Be signed or unsigned however, signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program

The Commission will accept only comments pertaining to the standards or policies and procedures.

A copy of the accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611 or by calling 800-621-8099, ext. 4653.

These comments should be received in the Commission’s office 30 days prior to the site visit on April 27-28, 2023.

Comments should be submitted to:
Third Party Comments
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Or by fax to: 312-440-2915

For information about the site visit, contact Dental Programs Manager Jerelyn Zacke,, 352-854-2322, ext. 1230.

Dental programs are limited access.

Limited access programs have admissions processes and criteria beyond general college admissions. While any student meeting the minimum criteria is encouraged to apply, not all applicants may be accepted.

Check out our upcoming information sessions to learn more!

Course Information

The pathway for this degree is coming soon! In the meantime, please explore the information packet and the Dental Hygiene A.A. pathway, which is intended for students transitioning into the Dental Hygiene A.S. degree. This A.A. transfer pathway allows students to complete program prerequisites and general education courses while awaiting a place in program.

View A.A. Pathway View Info Packet



CF is ranked in the top 1% for affordability across the United States, with low tuition rates and more than $1 million in scholarships awarded every year. More than 87% of students receive financial aid.

Tuition and Fees:

*Listed tuition rate is for Florida residents. For non-resident tuition information and a breakdown of fees per credit hour, visit our Tuition page.

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$112.92 per credit hour*