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Dental Hygiene

Welcome to the Dental Hygiene (DH-AS) Program

A two-year curriculum designed to prepare students to master clinical competencies and prepare the students of all of the roles of a dental hygienist. Graduates receive an AS degree in dental hygiene and are eligible to sit for the state board examination in any state in which they desire to practice.

Program graduates may be able to pursue the B.S. degree at a senior level institution. The dental hygiene program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission of Accreditation.

Special Requirements:


Admission to this program is limited by admission requirements and/or the availability of clinical space. Therefore students seeking program admission must complete application to both the College and the program. Students should not self advise. Courses are designed to be in sequence. Continued progress in the dental hygiene program depends upon successful completion of courses in this sequence. Application packets are available from the Health Admission Office or the Pensacola State Web website at www.pensacolastate.edu.

Admission requirements for eligibility to the program include satisfactory scores on the Health Occupation Basic Entrance Test (HOBET), a minimum GPA of 2.75 and 15 credits of specific course work.

When an applicant has completed all sections of the application process and meets the minimum criteria, they will move to candidate status and are assigned a ranking number by the date on which they completed the final requirement. Students are selected in that rank order. Therefore, the sooner an applicant completes the requirements, the sooner they move-to candidate status and the higher their ranking on the list. Contact the Allied Health Department at (850) 484-2308 for further details. The program begins each May.


Students must complete all courses in the Dental Hygiene curriculum with a grade of "C" or higher. The credits in BOLD must be completed prior to any core courses of the Dental Hygiene Program.

*If applicable, any documents related to this program of study can be found listed under the Documents section on this web page.

*We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State Allied Health Department for assistance in planning your program of study.

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Dept. Head / Faculty
Department Head:
Christa Ruber
(850) 484-2308

Program Manager:
Linda L. Lambert
(850) 484-2242

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