For more than 38 years, Ms Hovius has been the director of a baccalaureate dental hygiene program with more than 350 students in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Ms. Hovius work has been published extensively, and she has conducted many continuing education programs. She has lectured extensively at home and abroad.
She has been the editor-in chief of the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, associate editor of ACTA Quality Practice for Dental Hygienists and is a past president of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists.
Right now she represents the Dutch Dental Hygienists’ Association (NVM) in developing the new guidelines for infection prevention in the dental and dental hygiene offices and is a member of the international dental hygiene advisory board from P&G.
She is an honorary member of the NVM.