Catalog 2024 - 2025

Dental Hygiene

20530 - 88 Credits

(Selective Admission)

Indian River State College awards an Associate in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene to each student who satisfactorily completes the required course of study. The purpose of the program is to prepare quality health care professionals to meet the needs of a diverse community. Graduates will possess the required entry-level skills to provide comprehensive education, preventive and therapeutic service, which reflect the core competencies essential to the dental hygiene profession. The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago Ill. 60611. The Commission’s web address is Upon successful completion of the NBDH and state licensure exam, the graduate will be awarded the Registered Dental Hygienist (R.D.H.) credential.