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Dental Hygiene

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaHealth
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

The course is managed by the Surgical, Medical and Dental Department of Morphological Sciences related to Transplant, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine


An healthy mouth is strictly dependent on a proper oral hygiene. Management of dental plaque allows for the prevention or avoids the worsening of pathologies suffered by periodontal tissues. The Degree Programme trains healthcare operators to provide for the oral hygiene by preventing or immediately intercepting the onset of pathologies of hard and soft tissues of the mouth.

Programme contents

The training activity includes traditional lectures, practical exercises, and internship activities. At the end of the study programme, graduates will know the frameworks of the prevalent systemic diseases of the adult and the child, will distinguish the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, prophylaxis and prevention of dental diseases in the patient in paediatric age, in the adult and in the elderly; they will be able to manage the different types of dental patients from the point of view of hygiene, and will know the infectious risk in the dental field and the strategies to control it.

Job opportunities

The dental hygienist is a health professional who integrates into the dental team by promoting oral health with the aim of improving the well- being of the entire body as well, including the aesthetics of the smile. S/he contributes to the clinical diagnosis of dental diseases by detecting clinical indices and intercepting risk indices. S/he programmes the maintenance of dental hygiene, both at the dental clinic and at home for different types of dental patients. In addition to professional hygienic therapy, s/he performs non-surgical periodontal therapy, fissure and pit sealing, topical application of remineralising substances, vital teeth whitening. S/he makes use of every strategy or technology available to carry out its clinical practice, including the adjustment of eating habits if harmful to oral health. The profession can be carried out either working as a self-employed professional or an employee in private, public and university or local research establishments. The profession is currently enjoying a boom and the market is in full demand.

More information

Course Director:
prof. Pierantonio Bellini
tel. 059 4223103
Tutoring delegate:
dott.ssa Silvia Sabatini
tel. 059 4224316