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An Associate of Science is a two-year degree that is ideal for scholars who want to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the future. Students may be able to earn an AS both in person or online at a community college, technical school or university.

Dentistry is the study of the teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth and how these body parts affect overall health. Dentists are medical doctors who help patients prevent, diagnose, and treat health problems in the mouth.

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Hillsborough Community College

Dental Assisting offers the student a career that requires both interpersonal and technical skills; he or she will have the most comprehensive duties in the dental office ... [+]

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A career in dental assisting offers many career options. In addition to assisting the dentist during a variety of procedures, other expanded duties are assigned to the Florida dental assistant such as exposing and processing radiographs, fabricating temporary crowns and taking impressions for study models. The duties of a dental assistant are among the most comprehensive and varied in the dental office. The dental assistant performs many tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills.

The graduate of HCC’s dental assisting program will be prepared to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and upon passing, the graduate will carry the credential of Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) The CDA credential will require 12 hours of continuing education every year. Becoming a Certified Dental Assistant assures the public that the dental assistant is prepared to assist competently in the provision of dental care. The HCC program is 12 months. The demand for dental assistants in the Hillsborough County area is very high.... [-]

USA Tampa
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Hillsborough Community College

The Dental Hygiene Program leads to an Associate in Science Degree.This program prepares students with both the clinical skills and classroom knowledge to successfully pa ... [+]

The Dental Hygiene Program leads to an Associate of Science Degree.This program prepares students with both the clinical skills and classroom knowledge to successfully pass the National Dental Hygiene Board and the State Of Florida Dental Hygiene Board examinations. Both of these are required for licensure in the state of Florida.

A Dental Hygienist is a vital member of the dental team.They provide non-surgical periodontal therapy that includes scaling and root planning, adult and child prophylaxis, placement of dental sealants, exposure and processing radiographs, and individualized patient education. The Dental Hygienist must maintain the license by completing 24 continuing education credits every two years, as well as maintenance of their CPR certification.... [-]

USA Tampa
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus