The Dental Hygiene and Expanded-Duty Dental Assisting programs at Florence-Darlington Technical College are accredited by of the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association
Commission on Dental Accreditation
American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
The Dental Hygiene program is an Associate’s Degree program that is five semesters in length and is comprised of didactic, clinical, and laboratory courses offered at the Health Science Campus. Students will experience real-life patient interactions through clinical courses and will have the opportunity to work with a variety of patients of diverse backgrounds. Students will also have the opportunity to hone their clinical skills in an on-site, fully-functioning, dental hygiene clinic. Dental hygiene students will be able to study and practice all procedures they will be licensed to perform, including scaling (cleaning) teeth above and below the gum-line, polishing structures above the gum-line, performing infiltration anesthetic procedures, teaching oral hygiene instruction, nutritional counseling, and performing all duties of an Expanded-Duty Dental Assistant.
Who is eligible to apply to the Dental Hygiene Program?
Any student who has completed or will complete the following courses with a GPA of 2.5 by end of the Spring Semester:
- BIO210 - Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO211 - Anatomy and Physiology II
- CHM 105 - General and Organic Biochemistry
- ENG 101 - English Composition