Why?

We all deserve to feel confident and happy to smile, however, a healthy smile doesn’t happen overnight.

Our local community is facing a challenge to provide dental health and oral hygiene to our neighbors. There is limited access to affordable dental health care and while the number of dental health providers has grown, there is still a shortage of dental hygienists and assistants.

How?

Our students get hands-on, experiential learning in and out of the classroom.

The PHSC dental clinic is open to the public to provide local access to dental health care at little to no cost for the patient. When they aren’t in the classroom our students are spending time out in the local community presenting health seminars -- bringing their talent and knowledge to your doorstep.

What?

Transformational Education.

Pasco-Hernando State College offers transformational educational credentials with an Associate in Science in dental hygiene and a dental assisting certificate program. Upon completion, these programs offer students the opportunity to enter the workforce with good salaried and benefited positions as dental hygienists and assistants.

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