Category: Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Students Celebrate

In St. Petersburg College’s Dental Hygiene Associate of Science Program, both the freshmen and sophomore classes had a holiday party organized by Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHA) to celebrate the successes and challenges of the fall semester. The party’s theme was the typical “ugly sweater” Christmas party, where 68 SADHA students got together dressed in … Continue reading Dental Hygiene Students Celebrate

Explore and learn more at SPC’s upcoming Baccalaureate Expo!

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Need help exploring St. Petersburg College’s bachelor’s degrees? Not sure which career pathway to take? Thursday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., SPC will hold a Baccalaureate Expo at the EpiCenter Collaborative Labs! The Health Education Center located at 7200 66th Street N in Pinellas Park is home to many health programs that … Continue reading Explore and learn more at SPC’s upcoming Baccalaureate Expo!

Florida Dental Hygiene Symposium – Student Day

Florida Dental Hygiene Symposium - Student Day

Over 35 freshmen and sophomore students attended the student day at the Florida Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association (FSADHA) day in Orlando as part of the Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association (FDHA).  Incoming freshman Vice President Jessica Albury was elected to the Board as outgoing sophomore Treasurer and Delegate Joanne Banks is leaving the Board of FSADHA. Alternate Delegate Brittany Simpson … Continue reading Florida Dental Hygiene Symposium – Student Day

SPC’s dental hygiene program gives graduate dream career

Taquisha Watts, a registered dental hygienist, credits SPC’s College of Health and the Dental Hygiene program for helping her get the education for the career she loves. Watch Taquisha Watts’ success story. I love Dental Hygiene Watts remembers how when she was a child she used to be scared of the dentist. However, as she … Continue reading SPC’s dental hygiene program gives graduate dream career

Dental CSI: SPC student experiences being a dental forensic team member

Dential CSI: SPC student experiences being a dental forensic team member

Kimberley Daly, RDH, BASDH, never had any doubts about what her focus in the Dental Hygiene Capstone course would be: forensic odontology. For as long as she can remember, this has been a fascinating (if potentially gruesome!) interest in her life. As part of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene degree completion program … Continue reading Dental CSI: SPC student experiences being a dental forensic team member

Dental Hygiene Spring 2015 accomplishments

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Looking back spring 2015, at the College of Health Sciences, Dental Hygiene students reflected upon excelling through challenging exams and being recognized for community efforts. Program preparation for the certification exam assists students Chelsie Smith, AS-Dental Hygiene, wrote Dr. Katherine Woods that she took her written certification exam and felt well prepared. She says she is … Continue reading Dental Hygiene Spring 2015 accomplishments

SPC Dental Hygiene Program offers local anesthesia training for dental hygienists

Dental hygienist administering local anesthesia

Anyone who has visited a dental office can appreciate the need to manage pain for certain procedures. Since 1971, dental hygienists in some states were allowed to administer local anesthesia (LA) to aid in pain control of dental procedures including scaling and root planing. Over the years many states followed suit and changed their practice acts … Continue reading SPC Dental Hygiene Program offers local anesthesia training for dental hygienists

SPC graduate authors article on Alzheimer’s disease relating to diabetes

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The author of this article is a proud graduate of St. Petersburg College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene (BASDH) program, Barbara Hammaker, CRDH, BASDH, MHS. After graduating from our program, Barbara pursued further studies and attained her Master of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University. She has over 34 years of private practice experience … Continue reading SPC graduate authors article on Alzheimer’s disease relating to diabetes