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Dental Hygiene B.A.S. Degree

  • You Will Learn

    • Contemporary issues and trends in the practice
    • Leadership and management skills that enhance your career
    • Educational concepts and teaching presentations
    • Research methodologies and analysis of current publications
    • Advanced ethics
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    8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – Noon

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  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Jeanette SiladieInstructor in Charge, BASDH ProgramHealth Education CenterSiladie.Jeanette@spcollege.edu(727)341-3799
    Christine PatelFacultyHealth Education CenterPatel.Christine@spcollege.edu(727)341-3669
  • Online Bachelor's Degree Completion for Dental Hygienists

    BAS iconSPC’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene is the first and only bachelor's degree program in dental hygiene in Florida and is one of the largest degree completion programs in the nation. This online program can help licensed dental hygienists improve their career opportunities in management, education or sales.

    Features

    • This degree completion program is for licensed dental hygienists who want to progress from their associate to bachelor's degree.
    • Offered completely online program - no campus or residency requirements
    • Classes are very interactive with discussion boards foster professional camaraderie
    • Students are accepted during the fall and spring and progress through the program in 24 months with the same 15-20 students
    • Courses are offered one at a time for six to eight weeks, followed by one week off
    • Your capstone course lasts 14 weeks and integrates your career interests through teaching, interning or observing.
  • Career Outlook

    This program is for licensed dental hygienists seeking a bachelor's degree. Research linking oral health and overall physical health continues to increase the demand for preventive dental care. In Florida, dental hygiene employment is expected to increase 32 percent by 2020. The median annual wage for dental hygienists in Florida is $61,900.

    Occupational Statistics

    Opportunities

    Graduates of our programs work in dental offices, public health clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, managed care facilities, dental hygiene education, dental and pharmaceutical sales and management. Dental hygiene programs seeking qualified faculty will require a minimum of a bachelor's degree.

  • Dental Hygiene

    DENH-BAS

    Dr. Rebecca Ludwig, Dean, HEC, 727-341-4150
    Jeanette Siladie, Instructor in Charge, HEC, 727-341-3799

     

    Admissions Information

    Important Notice to Current Baccalaureate Students: To view a list of the classes you need to take before you can graduate, login to MySPC and choose My Learning Plan. Contact your advisor with any questions.


    APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
    20131/0475 (BEGINNING 8/19/13) OR LATER
    ~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~

    A.S. degree students are required to complete the thirty-six (36) credit general education requirement of St. Petersburg College. Refer to the College Catalog for a list of specific courses for each category below. Lower and Upper division general education must total a minimum of thirty-six (36) credits.


       GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
       * Enhanced World View Requirement
         A. COMMUNICATIONS 9
         B. HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS 6
         C. MATHEMATICS 6
         D. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES 6-7
         E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 6
         F. ETHICS 3
         G. COMPUTER/INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY
    Lower Division Dental Hygiene (by transfer)44
    MAJOR COURSES (34 credits) - Grade of C or higher required
    DEH 3730DENTAL HYGIENE EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS3
    DEH 3813CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN DENTAL HYGIENE4
    DEH 3814INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL HYGIENE RESEARCH4
    DEH 4607ADVANCED PERIODONTICS4
    DEH 4851DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT3
    DEH 4852ADVANCED ETHICS IN DENTAL HYGIENE3
    DEH 4854LEADERSHIP IN DENTAL HYGIENE3
    DEH 4947DENTAL HYGIENE CAPSTONE7
    HSC 3201COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY3
    ELECTIVE COURSES (6 credits)
    HSA 3113CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE3
    HSA 4191HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
    HSA 4502HEALTH CARE RISK MANAGEMENT3
    HSC 3211CONCEPTS OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION3
    HSC 4640LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE3
    HUS 3370ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH3
    HUS 3570VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE ISSUES3
    MAR 4413SALES, NEGOTIATING AND CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT3
    PAD 4232GRANT ADMINISTRATION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT3

    TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS
    120

    NOTE: If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.A.S. program.

    C&I 11/30/2012~ BOT 1/15/2013
  • Notice to Out-of-State Online Students

    ImportantDue to state authorization requirements for distance learning that are particular to each state, students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada can no longer be enrolled in online classes at St. Petersburg College as long as they are residents of those states. If you have questions regarding this new policy, please send them to information@spcollege.edu.