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.

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.

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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.

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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*