You are here

Dental Hygiene  Igiene dentale

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L/SNT3 Health professions for technical assistance
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply.
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico - via F. Sforza 35 - Milano
Azienda Ospedaliera S. Paolo - via A. di Rudinì 8 - Milano
Azienda Ospedaliera Pio Albergo Trivulzio - via Trivulzio 15 - Milano
Head of Studies Claudia Dellavia
Course Website Programme Description (Italian text)

Course Objectives

Dental Hygiene graduates are healthcare professionals who perform tasks relating to the prevention of oral and dental disorders, under the direction of dentists and physicians qualified to practice dentistry.

Dental Hygiene graduates:

  • provide dental health education services
  • assist with primary prevention projects under the National Health System
  • assist in the compilation of dental and oral health medical files and deal with technical and statistical data collection
  • deal with calculus removal, root planning and the local application of various preventive devices
  • offer training in the different oral hygiene methods and in the use of suitable diagnostic means for revealing bacterial plaque and tooth deposits, stressing the need for periodic clinical checks
  • highlight rules of healthy eating for dental health protection.

Career and Employment

Dental Hygiene graduates can work in public and private dental clinics authorised under current regulations, in a freelance or employed capacity.

A sufficient command of English enables graduates to enter relevant working environments not only nationally but also at the European and non-European level.