Bachelor of Dental hygiene

  • Years3 Years
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • ECTS credits180

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Professional Prospects

Professional Prospects

 The 3 year Bachelor programme in dental hygiene leads to authorisation to practice as a dental hygienist.


Martin Nyhammer

What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes


The candidates should be capable of explaining relevant topics in preclinical, paraclinical, clinical and behavioural disciplines. In particular, they should be able to explain social factors in the understanding of disease with relevance to oral diseases/conditions.


The candidates should be able to communicate with patients and groups of patients with a view to bringing about behavioural changes, disseminating knowledge and providing information about various clinical topics (information about treatment) using different media.

The candidates should be able to work clinically with respect to diagnostics, screening, prophylaxis, hygiene phase work and maintenance treatment at the group and individual level.


General competence

Candidates should be capable of mastering their role in a health team (dental clinics, nursing homes, hospitals etc.) and be able to demonstrate adequate attitudes and abilities as regards ethics, respect, professionalism, cooperation and life-long learning. Candidates must be able to critically assess their own practice.

How to Apply

Application procedure

Higher education entrance qualifications or equivalent prior learning and work experience.There is also a demand for proficiency in Norwegian.

Admission to the Bachelor of Dental hygiene programme is coordinated through The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS). Look at NUCAS web site for information on how to apply and about Norwegian and English language requirements. All the programs that go through NUCAS require that the applicant have a permanent/renewable residence permit in Norway.

If you have foreign higher education and wish to know how your qualification relates to the Norwegian education system, you can consult The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT):

Please consult UiB's home page http://www.uib.no/education for information on courses for exchange students.


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About the programme

Study code in NUCAS

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