Dental hygienist: application for registration
Dental hygienists educated outside Denmark (including dental hygienists from the Nordic countries and the EU/EEA countries) must hold Danish authorisation to be able to use the title dental hygienist in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
The authorisation process and the required documentation depend on the country in which you are a national and the country in which you qualified as a dental hygienist:
Until you have been granted Danish authorisation, you are obliged to keep updated about any changes to the authorisation procedure and the deadlines you have to meet.
According to the Danish Authorisation Act, dental hygienists are required to practice their profession with due care and conscientiousness. This provision also implies sound communication with patients, relatives, other healthcare professionals etc. The appointing authority assesses whether the dental hygienists meets the requirements laid down in the Danish Authorisation Act.
75 years rule
The entitlement to practice as a dental hygienist expires at the age of 75. Read more about the 75 years rule.