Information to work in this country is available from
Procedures and/or documents that are necessary to be able to work in this country
The applicant must graduate from a program “Preventive Dentistry” with qualification “Dental hygienist”
Official licensing body in the country
Ministry of Health
Special conditions that may apply for hygienists that obtain employment
The applicant must have a diploma of dental hygienist and a certificate. Must be fluent in Russian.
Contact for Work Permit and/or Visa
The Russian Embassy/Consulate in the country of residence.
Is a job offer required before a Work Permit/Visa is issued?
Main local and/or official language(s)
Russian is the official language.
Are hygienists qualified overseas required to sit the country's national examination?
Yes, they are. In the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia
Information on the local working environment
Hygienists work in public and private health sectors.
Standard tasks that a hygienist is allowed to undertake in the country
- Oral health education
- Pre-diagnosis of oral diseases
- Prevention and maintenance care of the mouth
- Care of orthodontic appliances
- Additional duties in the care of prosthetic and surgical patients
- Development and application of health programmes for all ages
The state program of primary prevention of dental diseases was approved. The program’s aim is to increase number of Dental Hygienists.
|Number of Dental Hygienists, Female / Male||4000/19|
|Number of Dentists||56,000|
|Number of Dental Hygiene Schools||17|
|Practicing Dental Hygienists||4000|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in private sector / public sector||90% / 10%|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Clinicians||3880|
|Number of Dental Hygienists practicing as Educators||20|
|Hygienists practicing as Administrators and/or Consultants||10|
|Number of Dental Hygienists in other practice settings (in the Centers of Health)||80|
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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.