Dental Tests

The dental tests consist of a written test and two oral tests, which take place at the University of Copenhagen. The tests are conducted in Danish and are free of charge.

Written Dental Test

This is a 4-hour test that includes questions related to various disciplines such as cariology, endodontics, periodontics, oral rehabilitation/prosthetics, oral surgery, radiology, oral physiology, and pediatric dentistry. The test is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Oral Dental Test for Children

In the oral dental test, you have one hour to prepare for 4-5 cases involving pediatric patients. The test itself lasts one hour and is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Oral/Practical Dental Test for Adults

In the oral/practical dental test, you are given 2 hours to examine an adult patient, prepare a file, and provide treatment suggestions. The test lasts one hour and is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Registration for Exams

After the Patient Safety Authority receives and approves your documentation for the Danish language test, they will notify the University of Copenhagen, and you will automatically be registered to participate in the next written exam. If you choose not to participate in this exam, you must unregister as described below. Failure to unregister within the deadline, and subsequently not participating in the exam, will count as one attempt.

Once you gain access to the KU self-service system at KUnet, you can register for the oral exam.

The written test is held in September, the oral test for children is held in May and November, and the oral test for adults is held in January and June. You can find detailed information about the exact test dates, registration deadlines, and more on the website of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen (please note that the information is only available in Danish).

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


You can unregister from the test up to one month before the test date (excluding the test day itself). Please contact the examination office in writing or in person. If you fail to unregister in time or do not appear for the test, it will count as one examination attempt.

You are allowed a total of three attempts for each test.

Notification of Illness

In the event of illness, you must notify the examination office as soon as possible, and no later than 9:00 AM on the test day. You must provide a medical certificate from your own doctor, which should include the doctor's stamp and provider ID. The examination office must receive the medical certificate no later than three working days after you notify them of your illness. If you inform the examination office of your illness and provide a medical certificate, the test will not count as one examination attempt.


The Danish Patient Safety Authority may cancel the test if an insufficient number of candidates have registered.