Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
1-2-2 kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8916. Japan
Tel: +81 3 5253 1111
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare would consider individual applications before making a decision.
Foundation of Promoting Dental Care and Training
4-1-20 Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo, 102-0073. Japan
Tel: +81 3 3262 3381
Person who may not be acquired a license by the law of Dental hygienists.
The Japanese Embassy/Consulate in the country of residence.
Japanese. It is necessary to be fluent in this language.
Yes. They have to sit Japanese national examination.
Qualifications of candidacy for a National examination
Not more than 40 hours work per week. Hygienists are employed in dental practices, hospitals and public health centres.
A lot of people work as part-timers.
As preventive dental curers and instructors, we provide appropriate measures to prevent dental diseases such as tooth decay or gum disease. We practice Scaling, Sealant, Fluoride, Plaque control, Nutritional counseling, Oral health education, etc to help patients maintain oral health.
Under the guidance of dentists in dental offices, we play an important role as a medical team member, such as assisting dentists or practicing part of a dental treatment.
Tooth decay and gum disease are illness caused from bad life habits. Therefore prevention is more important than the cure. Providing individual or group instructions in proper dental care to improve their Quality Of Life is needed for everyone in each of his or her life stage.
|Total Population||127,767 ,994|
|Number of Dental Hygienists, Female / Male||228,137 / 10|
|Number of Dentists||99,426|
|Number of Dental Hygiene Schools / Students per year||160 / about 6,000|
|Practicing Dental Hygienists: Full-time||96,442|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector||93,909 / 2,533|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in independent practice||0|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Clinicians||92,223|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators||703|
|Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants||2,533|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in other practice settings||983|