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Igiene Dentale (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Igienista Dentale)

Tuition fee €4,500 per year

Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
If non-EU students come from a family with limited financial resource, they can choose to have their tuition fee calculated according to their family income (from €156,00 to €3.985,00 per year).
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Application fee €35 per programme

This fee is not refundable.

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The Degree Course in “Igiene Dentale” (qualifying for the health profession of dental hygienist) aims to train health workers who carry out activities aimed at prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and functional assessment procedures, with a title and professional autonomy for both individuals and the community, compatible with the skills required by their professional profile.
The course is divided into three years and provides for the acquisition of 180 CFU in total for the purposes of obtaining a degree in Dental Hygiene
The final exam has the status of a state exam, qualifying for professional practice.
The first, second and third year of the course are activated.
Enrollment in the course is subject to passing a specific admission test and on the basis of a quota of places, indicated in the admission announcement for each academic year.
The number of admission places to the first year of the course and as well as the methods and content of the test are established by ministerial decrees.
Every University prepares their own admission test.

Programme structure

Study plan and further information are available at this link

Career opportunities

The dental hygienist holding the qualification has professional perspectives to perform activities both in public and privates sectors, self-employed or self-employed regime as a community, hospital or university hygienist.