Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists who have received their education outside Denmark, including those from the Nordic countries and EU/EEA countries, must obtain Danish authorization in order to use the title of dental hygienist in Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.

Authorization Process

The authorization process and the required documentation depend on the country of your nationality and the country where you obtained your qualification as a dental hygienist. 

Stay Updated

Until you receive Danish authorization and permission to work independently as a dental hygienist, it is your responsibility to stay informed about any changes to the authorization proces and deadlines.


As stated in the Danish Authorization Act, dental hygienists are required to practice their profession with care and conscientiousness. This also includes maintaining sound communication with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals. The relevant authority evaluates whether the dental hygienist meets the criteria outlined in the Danish Authorization Act.  

The 75-Year Rule

The entitlement to practice as a dental hygienist expires at the age of 75.

The 75-Year Rule