Since the 1960s, dental hygienists have been moving overseas to work as prevention specialists. As traveling hygienists, we promote optimal oral and total body health all over the world.
Who can be a dental hygienist abroad?
Dental hygienists trained to international standards are able to work abroad. Therefore, it may be easier than you think, as there is already an entire community of dental hygienists abroad.
We hygienists are making real and positive changes in people’s lives and as a result, improve their overall health. Learn how to do it. There are many countries already benefitting from having well-trained dental hygienists like: USA, Canada, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden and more.
Visit the IFDH for a list of countries with practicing dental hygienists.
The benefits of having a dental hygienist
Most patients and dentists are grateful for our guidance, homecare recommendations and our highly skilled hands. As a result, the salary can also be very attractive, depending on where you practice.
As highly qualified hygienists, we are proud of our profession, training and above all, our qualifications.
We have attended some of the best educational institutions and by taking this prevention expertise overseas, we can effect a positive change in the world.
Therefore, dental hygienists abroad really can do something extraordinary with their degree.
Are you looking for a dental hygienist for your practice?
If you are interested in the work of a dental hygienist, but there are none in your area, contact us. We will show you how to establish a successful dental hygiene department and help you find highly qualified dental hygienists.
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My name is Hanife Leyla Gurler and I qualified In the UK ( United Kingdom) as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist
I’m getting married next year and my husband to be lives in Germany . Can you please tell me how I can start working in Germany please and where do I start. I know they don’t have a licensing body but reading the comments it says that they don’t have dental hygienist and this situation is frustrating,can you please help and guide me to what I have to do to apply and where do I start. Your information would be very helpful.
Thank you very much for you time
Hi Hanife. Thanks for reaching out. It’s nice to hear that you will be bringing your expertise over to Germany. You will be able to work in Germany as a Hygienist, albeit with a limited scope of practice. Just how broad or limited is up to your employing dentist since dental hygiene is not really regulated. I’ll pm you to see if I can be of any further help.
Thank you so much for replying.
So dental hygiene is not popular in Germany at the moment but I believe it will get popular. ?
Okey I look forward from hearing from you.
My name is Helen a Canadian RDH and I went to Hygiene school in US.
I got married and moved to Germany 6 months ago.Can you please tell me how I should start in getting my diploma evaluated. I know they don’t have a licensing body but I couldn’t find any valid information if I need to convert my license. Some people tell me they don’t have hygienists here and the assistant do the hygienist’s work ?
The situation is frustrating me,can you please tell me where I should go to get my diploma/license evaluated inorder for me to be able to work here. Your answers would be very helpful.
Hi Helen! I’m glad you reached out! You don’t need to do anything with your license! I never did and I’m working just fine in Germany. Please PM me at [email protected] so that I can help you out. There are a few offices looking for American RDHs right now. Cheers,
Thank you for your prompt response. I really appreciate it. I will PM you.
Thank you again.
I’m RDH as well, interested in working abroad. How is the demand for English speaking hygienists in Germany? Also, did you need to convert the license? your answers would be so helpful. thank you!
Hi. There is a lot of demand for hygienists in Germany. However, you would need at least some German for everyday life, even if you happen to find an office that is mostly English-speaking. At this point, you do not need to do any license conversion but there are some who are working against this. I obviously highly recommend working abroad as a Hygienist and Germany is a very nice option! Hope this helps! Cheers, Angela
How is your search for work in Germany going?
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