EU member states

If you have completed your training in an EU/EEA country and are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, you need to fill out the application form below to obtain Danish authorization as a clinical dental technician. The fee for Danish authorization is DKK 313.

Application

How to apply for registration as a clinical dental technician:

  1. Fill out the application form.
    Application form
  2. Send the form electronically.
  3. Click "Approve" and pay the fee.
  4. Send the required documentation by post to the Danish Patient Safety Authority or as attached files by email to aaes@stps.dk.

When you send the required documentation, please also let us know the countries where you have been working in the last 5 years.

If you send documentation by email, please ensure that the scanned documents are of excellent quality, in color, and fully visible.

Required Documentation

Please provide the following documents:

  1. Documentation of name, date of birth, and nationality (e.g., a copy of the relevant page in your passport).
  2. Name change certificate/marriage certificate, if applicable.
  3. Diploma/certificate.
  4. Detailed transcript of the study program from the educational institution, including the following information:
    • Admission requirements
    • Total length of education
    • Theoretical education: subjects and lecture hours of each subject
    • Clinical education: subjects and duration in hours
    • Clinical education: departments and number of weeks in each department
  5. Certificate of current professional status/certificate of good standing. This certificate must confirm that you are entitled to practice within your profession (including as a specialist) and that your license to practice has not been withdrawn. If the certificate is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, we will assess it and send it back to you, allowing you to have it translated by a translator. The certificate must have been issued no more than 3 months before the Danish Patient Safety Authority receives all the documentation. For applicants from Sweden and Norway, a certificate of good standing is not required as the Danish Patient Safety Authority will contact the respective authorities.
  6. If the profession is not regulated in your home country or country of education, you must have practiced your profession full-time for one year or an equivalent overall duration on a part-time basis within the last 10 years.
  7. Supplementary documentation or any other information that you believe might be important for the assessment of your qualifications.
  8. Power of attorney, if another person, including employment agencies, is handling your application.
    Use power of attorney

Certificate of Non-registration

If you are not yet registered within your profession and cannot submit a certificate of good standing, you must instead provide a certificate of non-registration to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.

Certificate of Non-registration

Original Documents

If you send original documents, you must also enclose ordinary copies of each document. The copies must be identical to the original documents, in black and white, and in A4 format without paper clips or folders. We may request the presentation of the original documents. Original documents will be returned to you by registered post to the address you provided in the application form. Please inform us if you change your address.

Translation

If your documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, you may include translations into one of these languages. The translations can be made by:

  1. The university or authority that issued the document.
  2. A translator. The translator's name and stamp must be clearly visible on the translation. If the stamp is not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, or English, it must be translated by a translator.

Assessment

Upon receiving your application and documentary evidence, we will send you an email to acknowledge receipt of your application for Danish authorization (please check your junk email folder, as our emails are sometimes delivered there). We will review your application and notify you of any missing documents as quickly as possible.

We process applications in the order they are received. Our goal is to process applications within 4 months from the time we receive all the required documentation. At present, we may not meet that goal in all cases, but we are actively working to reduce the processing time and aim to reach the 4-month timeframe.

We prioritize applicants who are closest to being able to contribute to the Danish healthcare system. Our prioritization considers both the benefit to society and the individual applicant. Therefore, we will prioritize your application if you provide documentation for a specific job offer or, for example, an email from an employer regarding employment that requires Danish authorization. This priority applies to all applications that have not yet been processed.

However, documentation for a job offer does not guarantee Danish authorization. We may also make conditional decisions. If you receive a conditional decision, it means that you must fulfill certain conditions before obtaining Danish authorization. Consequently, you will not be able to start your employment immediately upon receiving a conditional decision. Furthermore, your application may be rejected after our examination.

The Public Online Register of Healthcare Professionals

Once you have received authorization as a clinical dental technician, your registration will be visible in our public online register of healthcare professionals. This register allows you, your employer, and anyone interested to view your registration status.

Online Register - Registered Health Professionals