Information to work in this country is available from
Israeli Dental Hygiene Association
p.o box 1695 Modi’in-Maccabim Reut 7179902
Contact: Ruth Ohana
Procedures and/or documents that are necessary to be able to work in this country
Evidence of qualification to be submitted to the Ministry of Health.
Official licensing body in the country
Ministry of Health
Special conditions that may apply for hygienists that obtain employment
Contact for Work Permit and/or Visa
Ministry of the Interior
Is a job offer required before a Work Permit/Visa is issued?
Main local and/or official language(s)
Are hygienists qualified overseas required to sit the country's national examination?
Yes – regardless of country of origin
Information on the local working environment
Dental Hygienists can work in clinics both in the public and private sector, by referral from a dentist, and can also instruct Dental Health Education in kindergartens, schools, nursing homes etc.
Standard tasks that a hygienist is allowed to undertake in the country
- Removal of supra and sub- gingival calculus and debris, including root planing.
- Dental and perio charting.
- Removal of sutures and periodontal dressings post-surgery.
- Polishing restorations & removal of overhangs.
- Topical application of medicaments, prophylactic materials and fluoride.
- Application of fissure sealants.
- Advice on oral health matters including smoking cessation and advice on nutrition.
- Taking radiographs.
- Taking alginate impressions for study models.
|Number of Dental Hygienists, (estimated) Female / Male||1,700 / 3|
|Number of Dentists||6,500|
|Number of Dental Hygiene Schools / Students per year||4 / 150|
|Practicing Dental Hygienists: Full-time / Part-time||300 / 800|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector||600 / 500|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in independent practice||unknown|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Clinicians||unknown|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators||unknown|
|Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants||unknown|
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.