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Gulf Coast State College Dental Department

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the GCSC Dental Programs.

The Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs are accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation and offer students an exceptional educational and professional environment.

In addition to our quality Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs, we offer a state of the art Dental Clinic offering the latest technology for student learning and patient treatment.

Gulf Coast State College is situated near the emerald green waters and white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. We look forward to assisting you with your academic planning!

The Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs offered by Gulf Coast State College were initiated in 1970 and 1996, respectively. The programs in dental assisting and dental hygiene are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and have been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” 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, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: The most recent evaluation of both programs was in November 2019; this was the Commission’s seventh site evaluation of the Dental Assisting Program and fifth site evaluation of the Dental Hygiene Program.

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.