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.
|Number of Dental Hygienists, Female / Male||10 / 0|
|Number of Dentists||3,500|
|Number of Dental Hygiene Schools / Students per year||0 / 0|
|Practicing Dental Hygienists: Full-time / Part-time||0 / 10|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector||10 / 0|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Clinicians||10|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators||2|
|Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants||1|
|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.