If you wish to become a Dental Hygienist in Florida it is a requirement that you have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene School.
Listed below are some of the top Dental Hygiene Schools and related programs near you.
Top Dental Hygienist Schools in Florida
|State College of Florida||Bradenton||Approval||2022|
|Daytona State College||Daytona Beach||Approval||2018|
|Broward College||Ft. Lauderdale||Approval||2022|
|Indian River State College||Ft. Pierce||Approval||2018|
|Santa Fe College||Gainesville||Approval||2019|
|Florida State College||Jacksonville||Approval||2018|
|Palm Beach State College||Lake Worth||Approval||2021|
|Miami Dade College||Miami||Approval||2018|
|Pasco - Hernando Community College||New Port Richey||Approval||2021|
|Gulf Coast State College||Panama City||Approval||2018|
|Pensacola State College||Pensacola||Approval||2021|
|St Petersburg College||Pinellas Park||Approval||2019|
|Tallahassee Community College||Tallahassee||Approval||2022|
|Hillsborough Community College||Tampa||Approval||2019|
Choosing a Dental Hygienist Program: Important Considerations
Important points to consider when selecting a Dental Hygiene School include;
- Is the School fully accredited?
- What percentage of students who graduate are successful in securing their license to practice as a Dental Hygienist in Florida or their chosen State?
- How long does the program last or take to complete?
- How much of the course will be classroom based, online, lab based and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
- Does the School have good laboratory facilities and other resources to support your studies?
- Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
- Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?
Dental Hygiene Schools Near You
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Florida Dental Hygienist License Requirements
Once you have graduated from an accredited program it is required by Florida law that you obtain a license to work as a Dental Hygienist there. The Department of Health Board of Dentistry governs the licensing of Dental Hygienists in Florida. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:
Phone: (850) 245-4474
Dental Hygienist Salary in Florida
|Compared to National Average||12.8% Below|
|Top 10% of Earners||$79,710|
|Bottom 10% of Earners||$44,540|
In 2015 there where 10,510 persons employed as Dental Hygienists in the State.
The table below illustrates key data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Florida;
|Area||Number Employed||Hourly Wage||Salary|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL||340||$31.79||$66,110.00|
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL||160||$30.35||$63,130.00|
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL||300||$30.09||$62,590.00|
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division||1280||$30.36||$63,150.00|
|Homosassa Springs, FL||40||$26.88||$55,910.00|
|Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL||180||$31.42||$65,340.00|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||3040||$28.80||$59,900.00|
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division||1090||$27.35||$56,880.00|
|Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL||250||$38.01||$79,050.00|
|North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL||450||$31.02||$64,520.00|
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL||330||$33.23||$69,120.00|
|Panama City, FL||130||$29.20||$60,730.00|
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL||320||$27.23||$56,630.00|
|Port St. Lucie, FL||200||$33.29||$69,230.00|
|Punta Gorda, FL||Not Avalable||$32.66||$67,920.00|
|Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL||130||$29.73||$61,850.00|
|Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||1570||$32.09||$66,750.00|
|The Villages, FL||70||$30.11||$62,630.00|
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division||670||$28.16||$58,570.00|
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area||40||$26.88||$55,910.00|
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area||110||$27.84||$57,910.00|
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area||70||$31.39||$65,290.00|
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for Dental Hygienists with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Florida;
|Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||4780||$62,160.00|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||9610||$31,080.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||8360||$30,930.00|
|Home Health Aides||25720||$22,920.00|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||1750||$62,240.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||4570||$61,610.00|
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Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.
Area: 65,755 sq mi
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