Information to work in this country is available from

Procedures and/or documents that are necessary to be able to work in this country

Work permit in Austria for non EU citizens.

Official licensing body in the country

None. Prefession is not regulated.

Contact for Work Permit and/or Visa

First find a dentist that will hire who will apply for permit.

Is a job offer required before a Work Permit/Visa is issued?

For non EU Citizens.

Main local and/or official language(s)


Are hygienists qualified overseas required to sit the country's national examination?

No. There is no examination.

Information on the local working environment

Generally good opportunitues if one finds an employer.

Standard tasks that a hygienist is allowed to undertake in the country

All tasks except local anaesthesia or restorative functions unless permitted by dentist.

Country Statistics

Total Population8,000,000
Number of Dental Hygienists, Female / Male10 / 0
Number of Dentists3,500
Number of Dental Hygiene Schools / Students per year0 / 0
Practicing Dental Hygienists: Full-time / Part-time0 / 10
Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector10 / 0
Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Clinicians10
Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators2
Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants1
Number of Dental Hygienists in other practice settings 

Information based on data received by IFDH in:


NOTE: The information provided above is for general guidance only. The International Federation of Dental Hygienists advises all hygienists to contact the country’s relevant licensing bodies and agencies for current information and regulations.