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Tannfræðingur (Iceland)

  • Generic name of profession

    Dental hygienist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Dental hygienist (EN)
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  • Data

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    National legislation:
    Act No. 34/2012 on Healthcare Practitioners.
    Qualification level:
    SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b
    Free provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications
    Useful link:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Tannfræðingar starfa við fræðslu, ráðgjöf, skipulagningu og framkvæmd tannverndar svo og þau klínísku störf á sviði tannheilsu sem þeir hafa menntun til.
    A dental hygienist works with instruction, advice, organization of dental protection and the clinical work associated with dental health according his/her professional education. (EN)
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