Health / Bachelor's degree programme
Dental Hygiene

General information for the a.y. 2021-2022

Disciplinary areaHealth
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for Application / Short list Graduatorie di ammissione ai corsi di Laurea delle Professioni Sanitarie e successivi ripescaggi A.A. 2021-2022

Presentation

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.

Course content

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.

Career options

The dental hygienist is a health professional who integrates into the dental team by promoting oral health in order to improve the well-being of the entire body, including the smile aesthetics. 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 hygiene treatment, s/he carries out non-surgical periodontal therapy, sealing of grooves and dimples, topical application of remineralising substances, bleaching of vital teeth. S/he makes use of any available strategy or technology for the conduct of its clinical practice, including the adaptation 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.

After the degree

Bachelor's Degree

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Anna Vittoria Mattioli
e-mail annavittoria.mattioli@unimore.it
Tutor
dott.ssa Silvia Sabatini
e-mail silvia.sabatini@unimore.it

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