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The Italian Ministry of Health must to recognize the qualifications/titles/kind of degree acquired abroad ( origin country or country where the candidate studied). In order to provide most detailed informations to those are interested in this topic is possible to visit a specific web site from the Ministry of Healh: www.salute.gov.it (Health Professions-recognition titles)
From this website it’s also possible to download documents and the form that must be fill with all the infos requested and presented by the candidate to the Ministry of Healh in order to ask for the evaluation of the title and to obtein the permission to work on the Italian territory.
The official licensing body in Italy is, as preview reported, the Ministry of Health. Listed below we report: the main address, tel.numb. and of course the website:
Ministry of Health
Viale Giorgio Ribotta 5
IT 00144 – Rome – Italy
PBX +39 06.5994.1
According to the procedure the clinician needs to obtain the approval from the Ministry of Health before starting to work and/or looking for a job.
For all that concern the visa and or to collect informations about how to obtain a visa document for Italy we recommend to contact the Italian Embassy/Consulate in the country of residence / origin country.
Italian language. It is necessary to be fluent in written and spoken Italian language.
The Dental Hygienist can work as employee; in this first case, the job is regulated by a national contract and can be full-time: 40 hours per week, with an average of 4 weeks of vacation, or part time.
This job condition is valid for contracts stipulated with private offices or public institutions.
In Italy the DH can work as a free lance and works with one or more private office. In this second case the job is defined by contracts stipulated between the DH and the owners of the different private offices.
Dental health education,
Primary prevention projects,
Compilation odontostomatological medical record,
Technical and statistical data collection,
Removal of calculus and bacterial plaque,
Salivary testing for the predictability of caries disease,
Topical application of prophylactic means,
Oral hygiene instruction,
Counselling patients (nutrition and smoking).
Job opportunities in public institutions/ Hospitals / public services are very limited; dentistry is mainly private.
For further information please visit www.aiditalia.it This is the website of the Italian Dental Hygienists Association (A.I.D.I.)
|Number of Dental Hygienists, (estimated) Female / Male||4400 / 1100|
|Number of Dentists||56100|
|Number of Dental Hygiene Schools / Students per year||33 / 700|
|Practicing Dental Hygienists: Full-time / Part-time||65% / 35%|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector||98% / 2%|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in independent practice||2|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Clinicians||99%|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators||2%|
|Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants||6|