Dental Assisting & Dental Hygiene
Train in Oral Care as an Assistant or Hygienist
Broward College is the affordable route to gain entry in the field of dentistry. We let you decide what kind of dental care professional you want to be by allowing you to:
- Earn an Applied Technical Diploma (ATD) in Dental Assisting
- Continue your education and earn an Associate in Science Degree in Dental Assisting
- Earn an Associate in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene
As certified members of the dental team, dental assistants provide a wide range of services drawing on knowledge of the dental sciences, specialized, clinically-honed skills and proficiency in office management procedures.Graduates of our Dental Assisting program are awarded the Expanded Functions Certificate and the Dental Radiographer Certificate accepted by the state of Florida. Clinical training takes place in our on-campus dental clinic, Broward Dental Research Clinic (BDRC), and in community-based health facilities.
Being a dental hygienist is a highly rewarding experience. Dental hygiene is on the national list of professions with the most potential for need and growth in the next few years. After choosing dental hygiene as your future pathway, you have many options to choose from. Our unique "1 + 1" program format offers students the added value of becoming both a Certified Dental Assistant and a Registered Dental Hygienist. After completion of our American Dental Association accredited 10-month Dental Assisting certificate program you can earn a 12-month Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene.