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Finland

Suuhygienisti/ Munhygienist (Finland)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Dental hygienist
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Suuhygienisti/ Munhygienist
    Translation(s):
    Dental hygienist (EN)
    Country:
    Finland
    Region:
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    None
    National legislation:

    Laki terveydenhuollon ammattihenkilöistä (559/1994)

    Useful link:
    http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/1994/19940559

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    N/A

    Recognition

     
    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):
    Yes
    Justification for Article 7.4:

    The check of qualification by the competent authority confirms that professional with dental hygienist qualification is competent to be responsible for treating patients on his own. Dental hygienists in their clinical work perform invasive procedures that have direct impact on patient safety.

  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Dental hygienists maintain the public's dental health by providing preventive dental healthcare services and information.

    Translation(s):

    Dental hygienists maintain the public's dental health by providing preventive dental healthcare services and information.

    (EN)
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