Dental Surgeon (Dentist)

 If you wish to work as a Dental Surgeon (Dentist) in Denmark, you must have an authorisation issued  by the Danish Patient Safety Authority

How to apply?

Application for authorisation as a Dental Surgeon (Dentist) is made by filling out the form on the website of the Danish Patient Safety Authority via http://sundhedsstyrelsen.dk/en/registration/registration-of-healthcare-professionals/application-for-registration.

The following documents must be submitted:

1.Documentation of name, date of birth and nationality (e.g. in the form of certified true copies of the relevant passport pages).

2.Documentation of change of name (if any).

3.Translation of documentation of change of name (if any) (optional).

4.EU diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualifications as listed in Directive 2005/36/EC.

5.Translation of EU diploma, certificate or other evidence of formal qualifications (optional).

6.Certificate of Current Professional Status Standing (certificate of good standing) from the competent health authorities in the most recent country of work and residence. The certificate must in English confirm that you are legally entitled to work within your profession, i.e. that you have not been suspended, disqualified or prohibited from practicing. If you are a specialist, the certificate must also confirm that you are legally entitled to work as a specialist. If the certificate is not issued in English, it will be returned to you for translation, if needed. The translation must be performed by a certified translator. The certificate must be less than 3 months old and sent directly from the respective competent authority to the Danish Patient Safety Authority, Islands Brygge 67, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.

7.Documentation of specialist title as listed in Directive 2005/36/EC.

8.Translation of documentation of specialist title (optional).

Points 9-10 only apply to applicants from the 13 newest member states

9.Original certificate from the competent health authorities to the effect that the training fulfills the training standards in accordance with the Directive 2005/36/EC.

10.Original translation of the certificate regarding training (optional).

11.Supplementary documentation, if any.

Temporary or occasional pursuit

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Establishing a business

The same requirements apply for both temporary and permanent service providers.

Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses

Other requirements for non EU-citizens and businesses apply. Please contact the Danish Patient Safety Authority or visit the following website www.sst.dk  for further information.

Fee

The fee is DKK 1.206 for each application.

Fees should be paid via the Danish Safety Technology Authority’s website using an electronic payment system. The following payment cards may be used: Dankort, VisaDankort, Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard.

When can I expect an answer?

The decision on whether or not to issue an authorisation will be made as soon as possible after all necessary documents have been received. Normally you can expect to get an answer from Danish Patient Safety Authority within three months.

In case of rejection

I you believe that the Danish Patient Safety Authorit haven’t complied with the administrative rules, you can complain to theMinistry of Health, Holbergsgade 6, 1057 København K.

The Ministry of Health cannot carry out any review of the Danish Patient Safety Authority’s professional assessments (assessments of foreign educations, exemptions from requirements, etc.), because The Danish Patient Safety Authority are the authority on issues relating to health professional, see § 212, stk. 1 and § 214, stk. 2 in Sundhedsloven (consolidation act number 913 of 13th of July 2010).

If you have any questions regarding the text above please contact the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

When the Danish Patient Safety Authority process an application, we gather and process personal data. According to the Law on Personal Data (Persondataloven) all parties to the proceedings and other registered persons – with certain exceptions – have the right of access to these information. For additional information please see www.datatilsynet.dk.

Who to contact for questions?

If you have questions regarding your application or questions regarding the requirements please contact

Danish Patient Safety Authority

Islands Brygge 67

DK - 2300 Copenhagen S

Tel.: 72 22 74 00

E-mail: sst@sst.dk

Public registers and databases

Check a health professional's registration

http://sundhedsstyrelsen.dk/en/ds/opslagautreg.aspx

Legal basis in Danish law

Consolidated Act no. 877 of 4 August 2011, as amended. Executive Order no. 49 of 13 January 2010.

Legal basis in EU directive(s) on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications

2005/36/EC, Title III, Chapter III (Recognition on the basis of coordination of minimum training conditions)