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EAZF ZMF/DH “Up to date” Course Review

The information provided was basic but scientifically sound.

Last Updated on April 13, 2021 by A. Scott, BSDH

This EAZF ZMF/DH “Up to date” course review is based on the course from February 2020. Each course is offered in different cities by different instructors. I approached this course reluctantly due to my personal opinions about Germany’s ‘dental hygiene’ practice. The following a review of my experience.

Arrival By Train

The trip was very comfortable by train and metro. I changed only once, at the Munich main station. This was a concern of mine from the beginning. I was unsure if I should drive or take the train. Street parking was available, but it looked tight that morning at 8 a.m. I’m glad I didn’t drive.

The walk from the metro station stop was about three minutes and there was a lot of foot traffic. The venue was the modern Bavarian Dental Chamber building. The conference room was well-equipped and comfortable. Lunch and tea/coffee breaks were included.

Photos From Around The Venue

The EAZF ZMF/DH “Up to date” Course Review

The EAZF ZMF/DH “Up to date” course information was very basic. Certain terms and phrases had to be explained for benefit of the dental assistants who were not quite finished with their ‘hygienist’ apprenticeship course. These were still attempting to do the work of a hygienist.

The instructor, Sabine Deutsch, seemed confident and knowledgeable. She introduced herself as being a hygiene apprenticeship teacher/trainer and a practicing hygienist in Germany since 2002.

Some of the subjects discussed were the new perio classification, new guidelines in the treatment of perio disease (for Germany), and the general etiology of perio disease. The information was not new to me. However, I did learn the German equivalent for quite a few scientific terms in English.

The course cost about €300 for eight hours. I don’t plan to attend another course but it’s nice to have it checked off my ‘to-do’ list.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions about the course content or venue.

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By A. Scott, BSDH

Hi! I'm Angela, the dental hygienist behind this blog. Preventive dentistry, health promotion and designing killer UX experiences are my passions. My goal is to give you a peek into our super cool experience of working internationally as dental hygienists. I truly believe in seizing the opportunities that working overseas gives and recommend it without hesitation. Most importantly, I am a true advocate of making conscious and informed decisions to support one's health and wellness.