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Information to work in this country is available from

Information to work in this country is available from

Nonprofit Partnership "Professional Society of Dental Hygienists"
115326, Moscow
25, Pyatnitskya st., bldg. 1, office 325
Tel: +7 (495) 953-15-95, +7-916-017-17-11,

Procedures and/or documents that are necessary to be able to work in this country (необходимые документы для работы в этой стране)

The applicant must graduate from a program “Preventive Dentistry” with qualification “Dental hygienist”

Official licensing body in the country (официальный орган лицензирования)

Ministry of Health

Special conditions that may apply for hygienists that obtain employment (особые условия, которые потребуются для трудоустройства)

The applicant must have a diploma of dental hygienist and a certificate. Must be fluent in Russian.

Contact for Work Permit and/or Visa (Контакт для получения разрешения на работу/ визы)

The Russian Embassy/Consulate in the country of residence.

Is a job offer required before a Work Permit/Visa is issued?


Main local and/or official language(s)

Russian is the official language.

Are hygienists qualified overseas required to sit the country's national examination? (должны ли квалифицированные за рубежом гигиенисты проходить государственный экзамен в нашей стране?)

Yes, they are. In the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia

Information on the local working environment (информация по работе гигиениста (условия, возможности)

Hygienists work in public and private health sectors.

Standard tasks that hygienists are allowed to undertake in the country (стандартные задания, которые может выполнять гигиенист)
  • Oral health education
  • Pre-diagnosis of oral diseases
  • Prevention and maintenance care of the mouth
  • Care of orthodontic appliances
  • Additional duties in the care of prosthetic and surgical patients
  • Development and application of health programmes for all ages
Country Statistics (статистика страны, тут можно убрать некоторые положения)
Total Population 145,000,000
Number of Dental Hygienists, Female / Male 4000/19
Number of Dentists 56,000
Number of Dental Hygiene Schools 17
Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector 90% / 10%
Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Clinicians 388
Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators 20
Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants 10
Number of Dental Hygienists in other practice settings (in the Centers of Health) 80
Further information (дополнительная информация)

The state program of primary prevention of dental diseases was approved. The program's aim is to increase number of Dental Hygienists.

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NOTE: The information provided above is for general guidance only. The International Federation of Dental Hygienists advises all hygienists to contact the country's relevant licensing bodies and agencies for current information and regulations.