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Igienista dentale (Italy)

  • Generic name of profession

    Dental hygienist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Igienista dentale
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    D. M. 15 marzo 1999, n. 137

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Justification for Article 7.4:

    It is a regulated healthcare profession with public health involvement. The prior check of the professional qualification of the service provider is indispensable to avoid serious damage to the health of the service recipient due to a lack of professional qualification of the service provider.

  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    L'igienista dentale è l'operatore sanitario che, in possesso del diploma universitario abilitante, svolge compiti relativi alla prevenzione delle affezioni orodentali su indicazione degli odontoiatri e dei medici chirurghi legittimati all' esercizio della odontoiatria


    The dental hygienist is a healthcare professional who, in possession of a university degree qualification, carries out tasks related to the prevention of oro-dental diseases on the recommendation of dentists and surgeons qualified to practice of dentistry

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