Dental Hygiene

The oral cavity is a miror of general health.

Degree programme specification

A dental hygienist is a health professional that works with patients in the field of dental hygiene and focuses on prevention, treatment and education in the area of oral hygiene in cooperation with dentists. The main areas covered by this programme are prevention, periodontology and oral hygiene. The aim of the programme is to educate Bachelor-holding professionals that know the principles of oral hygiene and can use them in their profession. Both general and profession medical training enables them to understand the relationship between oral care and the biomedical and social sciences, and to use this knowledge in their occupation. They should be able to help patients maintain, improve and protect their health and prevent oral diseases. They educate and motivate individuals as well as groups to choose a healthy lifestyle, especially in the field of oral hygiene. Graduates will also be able to manage and run medical facilities, cooperate and work independently in some areas of research, and continually maintain and improve their knowledge and skills.

Faculty Faculty of Medicine
Type of study bachelor's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction czech
Results of entrance exams from previous years here

Work experience

A dental hygienist is a health professional that works with patients in the field of dental hygiene and focuses on prevention, treatment and education in the area of oral hygiene in cooperation with dentists. The main areas covered by this programme are prevention, periodontology and oral hygiene. The aim of the programme is to educate Bachelor-holding professionals that know the principles of oral hygiene and can use them in their profession. Both general and profession medical training enables them to understand the relationship between oral care and the biomedical and social sciences, and to use this knowledge in their occupation. They should be able to help patients maintain, improve and protect their health and prevent oral diseases. They educate and motivate individuals as well as groups to choose a healthy lifestyle, especially in the field of oral hygiene. Graduates will also be able to manage and run medical facilities, cooperate and work independently in some areas of research, and continually maintain and improve their knowledge and skills. Practical training is performed also in other subjects - Oral hygiene, Periodontology, Dentistry I., II. and Preventive dentistry. The number of hours of practical training is 1691 hours altogether.

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Learning Outcomes

Graduate destination

Graduates of the programme will find a wide range of applications both in private sphere and beyond. They will make their mark in the dental workplaces of hospitals, clinical workplaces and in dental surgeries, to the extent and according to the conditions stipulated by the Decree No. 55/2011 Coll. according to the current version of 2017. The graduate can apply in the research, production and promotion of dental materials and products.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Further studies

Continuing study does not exist.

Further information

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