Dental Hygiene
Degree programme
3-year undergraduate
Course title (Classe)
L/SNT3– Professioni sanitarie tecniche

State-regulated: no. 24 places + 1 reserved for non-EU student


Wednesday 8 September 2020 (Information about the test)


School of Medicine / Department of Health Sciences

Student Services Office

Novara, via Perrone 18

Teaching locations

Novara, via Lanino, 1

Course Director

Course overview

There are two elements in this course:

  • Theory: covering medical science, dentistry and dental hygiene  
  • Practice

The course covers basic disciplines – necessary for comprehension of biomedical topics – and a specific professional content of physiological and pathological processes connected to people’s health at different stages of life - a knowledge of the main pathologies and therapeutical, medical and surgical procedures connected to the profession of dental hygiene, as well as basic notions of care and assistance according to psycho-pedagogical principles, sociology and health ethics, to promote understanding of the integration and interdependence of knowledge and skills from other members of a medical team.

Key features

  • According to AlmaLaurea data, the employment rate for Dental Hygiene graduates from the Università del Piemonte Orientale (100%) is higher than the national average (55%).
  • Workshop activity aimed at professional development of the dental hygienist
  • Participation in congresses and conferences in Italy
  • A high quality of frontal teaching and strongly profession-based clinical practice internship
  • Presence of Clinical Tutors to support learning

Erasmus partner institutions

  • France: Sophia-Antipolis (Nice)
  • Germany: Marburg
  • Greece: Patras
  • Poland: Wroclaw
  • Portugal: Lisbon
  • Spain: “La Laguna” (Tenerife), "Rovira i Virgili" (Tarragona), Valladolid.

Career and employment options

(Decree on Courses, Art. 3, para. 7)

This course prepares participants for a career as

  • Dental hygienist

Graduates in dental hygiene can find jobs in health and social care institutions (public or private), whether as a freelancer or employee.