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Técnico superior en higiene bucodental (Spain)

  • Generic name of profession

    Dental hygienist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Técnico superior en higiene bucodental
    Advanced Expert in Dental Hygiene (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Act 10/1986 March 17th on odontologists and other professionals related with oral health. Royal Decree 1594/1994, July 15th 1994 on Dental Hygienist functions regulations. Act 44/2003 November 21th on Health Professions.

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    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities and protected title


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :

    Royal Decree 1837/2008, November 8 th 2008 transposing the European directive into Spanish law.

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    a) Actividades de promoción de la salud y la educación sanitaria buco-dental, mediante la prevención y medidas de educación. b) Actividades de cooperación en estudios epidemiológicos y de investigación. c) Actividades relacionadas con el ámbito técnico-asistencial, como Ayudantes y Colaboradores de los Facultativos Médicos.


    a) Promotion of dental health care with the aim of prevention through education. b) Cooperation in epidemiological studies/ research. c) Technical assistance to medical practitioners.

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