The C.d.S. in Dental Hygiene (qualifying for the health profession of Dental Hygienist, degree class in technical health professions L / SNT 3) aims to train health professionals in the technical-diagnostic area and in the technical-assistance area which, pursuant to art. 3 of the Law of 10 August 2000, n. 251, carry out, with professional autonomy, the technical procedures necessary for the execution of diagnostic methods on biological materials or on the person, or technical-assistance activity, in implementation of the provisions of the regulations concerning the identification of the figures and related professional profiles defined in the decree of the Minister of Health.The C.d.S. was activated in the academic year 2008-2009 (Regulation 509) with Rectoral Decree no. 116 of 26/11/2008, pursuant to art. 6 of the Ministerial Decree 03.11.1999 n. 509. In the academic year 2011-2012, the first year of the course was activated pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/2004 and subsequent implementing decrees. The C.d.S. lasts three years and is divided into six semesters; the first year is dedicated to basic training activities, the following two years are characterized by formative activity characterizing and integrative . The learning of scientific and technical skills and the acquisition of specific professional skills are computed in university training credits (CFU), for a total of 180 CFU in three years, of which 60 CFU are of an practical training internship, for a total of 1500 hours (followed by a Tutor, the student works directly on the patient to acquire the manual and technical skills necessary for his profession) and 6 CFU of Optional Educational Activity. To achieve these educational objectives, the three-year course with scheduled access (multiple choice tests) provides for the study of basic disciplines (biology, anatomy, chemistry and physics, human physiology, ...) and professionalizing disciplines (periodontology, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, ...).To be admitted to the final test, which involves the acquisition of 3 ECTS for knowledge of the English language and 6 ECTS for the preparation and discussion of the thesis work, the student must have passed all the exams in his own educational system.The final exam has the status of a state required exam, qualifying for the exercise of the profession.The qualification allows access to the master's degree courses for the class of Sciences of the Technical Health Professions (LM / SNT 3), without formative debts, to the 1st level Masters and to the Specialization Courses.The Dental Hygienist is the healthcare professional trained to work within the dental team. He/she plays a very important role in the care of the health of the mouth and the general health of the population. The main task is to prevent and treat diseases of the gums, through therapies with tools that remove the gingival bacterial plaque and sub-gingival tartar and provide instructions for maintaining good oral hygiene. In addition, he/she is also able to reduce the frequency of cavities in children, by applying special sealing paints on the teeth, and to reduce tooth sensitivity with appropriate procedures that provide for the application, in various forms, of fluorine-based products. He/she also deals with general health by providing diet-related advice aimed not only at reducing sugar consumption to reduce carious lesions but, for example, to counteract the phenomenon of obesity or metabolic diseases such as diabetes. An important aspect is activity against the habit of smoking which, in addition to being responsible for dental pigmentations and diseases of the mucous membranes of the mouth, is the main cause of cardio-vascular disorders and many cancers.