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

Administrative secretary

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.

Further information

Country Statistics

Total Population 9,500,000
Number of Dental Hygienists, (estimated) Female / Male 2700 / 11
Number of Dentists 11,000*
Number of Dental Hygiene Schools / Students per year 4 / 120
Practicing Dental Hygienists: Full-time / Part-time 900/1500*
Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector 1000 / 1500*
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
*Aprox numbers

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.