Non-EU countries (third countries)

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You must follow this procedure if:

  • You are a national of a non-EU/EEA country and have completed dental training in a non-EU/EEA country.
    You are a national of a non-EU/EEA country and have completed dental training in an EU/EEA country (other than Denmark).
    You are a national of an EU/EEA country and have completed dental training in a non-EU/EEA country. You can apply for registration under the special EU/EEA provisions if you have worked for at least three years in another EU/EEA country.

News and deadlines

It is important that you keep updated about any changes to the authorisation process and that you are aware of the special deadlines you have to meet. For more information, see News and deadlines.

Authorisation process

To obtain Danish authorisation and permission to work independently as a dentist, you need to follow the below steps. The duration of the authorisation process depends on how fast you learn Danish and pass the dental tests etc. Please note that it may take several years to obtain Danish autorisation and permission to work independently as a dentist.

1. Application and approval of qualifications

To apply for Danish authorisation you need to fill out an application and send it electronically to the Danish Patient Safety Authority. Print and sign the application form and send it along with the documentation of your qualifications by ordinary mail. The required documentation must be sent in 2 copies in either certified true copies or original documents and regular copies. For more information see Application and approval of qualifications.

2. Language test

Before you can register for the dentall tests and the course in Danish Health Legislation, you need to pass the language test Prøve i dansk 3 (Danish 3 Exam) and obtain the minimum scores of 10, 7, 7. The language test is held twice a year in May/June and in November/December, and you can take the exam from various language centres in Denmark. You can take the language test before you send your application and documentation of formal qualifications. However, you must have passed the exam less than 12 months before you apply for registration, unless you can prove that you have stayed continuously in Denmark in the period after you passed the language test. For more information, see Language test.

3. Dental tests

To register for the dental tests, we have to approve evidence of passed language test. The dental tests comprise a written test and an oral test and are held twice a year. The written test is held in the month of September and the oral tests in the month of May and November. For more information, see Dental tests.

4. Course in Danish health legislation

To register for the course in Danish health legislation, we first have to approve your evidence of passed language test. The course is a 3-day course including three modules of both group teaching and group work. There is a written test at the end of the course. The course is usually held 4-5 times a year. For more information, see Course in Danish health legislation.

5. Employment for adaptation and training purposes

When you have passed the dental tests and the course in Danish health legislation, you have to take up employment for adaptation and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse). You must take up this position no later than 12 months after you passed the last dental test or the course in Danish health legislation, and you have to find a vacant position yourself. Your salary and work are under general employment terms. Before you start in your employment, you need to obtain an "evalueringsautorisation" (temporary authorisation). For more information, see Employment for adaptation and training purposes.

6. Permission to work independently

You may apply for Danish authorisation and permission to work independently as a dentist at the earliest 14 days before successful completion of your employment for adaptation and training purposes (evalueringsansættelse). You have to pay a fee for permission to work independently as a dentist. For more information, see Permission to work independently.

7. Specialist

When you have obtained authorisation and permission to work independently as a dentist you may start Danish specialist training. If you have completed specialist training outside Denmark, you can apply the Danish Patient Safety Authority for an assessment of your completed specialist training when you have obtained Danish authorisation and permission to work independently as a dentist. For more information, see Specialist.